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Plasan has announced a contract with BAE Systems Australia to armour the first three Hunter class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).  Plasan is to deliver the armour in partnership with Australian steel manufacturer Bisalloy Steel Australia who will be responsible for the production of the ballistic steel under the contract. BAE Systems Australia is under contract to deliver nine Hunter class ASW frigates to the RAN, thus replacing the Anzac class frigates currently in service.

SEA 5000 Phase 1 (Hunter Class Frigate) BAE_PLASAN

Besides, Plasan is currently providing composite armour for the UK Type 26 frigates.

The HUNTER class, to be built at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia, is expected to provide increased capability and flexibility through an innovative design that includes a large flight deck, an integrated mission bay and hangar able to support a range of manned and unmanned systems, and unique sonar capabilities.