Hunter Class FFG

GCS-A
Type Frigate, Guided Missile (FFG)
Roles
  • Anti-submarine Warfare
  • Air Defence
  • Surface Warfare
  • Surveillance & Intelligence
  • Interdiction
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
Builder BAE Systems/ASC Shipbuilding
Displacement 8,800 tonnes (full load)
Length 149.9 metres
Beam 20.8 metres
Propulsion Combined Diesel Electric or Gas (CODLOG)
Speed 27+ knots (top speed)
Range 7,000nm (electric motor drive)
Weapons
  • MU90 torpedos
  • Mk45 Mod 4 5" gun
  • SM2 & ESSM missiles
  • Advanced anti-ship missiles
  • Mk41 Vertical Launch System
  • 2 x 30mm short range gun
  • 2 x 20mm Close in Weapons System
  • Nulka Decoy System
Aircraft 1 x MH-60R helicopter
Company 180 crew including embarked flight. Accommodation for up to 208.
Fact Sheet Hunter Class FFG (PDF, 3.4MB)
News Articles Navy Daily

BAE System’s Global Combat Ship – Australia will be one of the most advanced anti-submarine warships in the world. The Hunter class FFGs will be built in Australia by ASC Shipbuilding at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia.

The Hunter class will provide the Australian Defence Force with the highest levels of lethality and deterrence our major surface combatants need in periods of global uncertainty. They will have the capability to conduct a variety of missions independently, or as part of a task group, with sufficient range and endurance to operate effectively throughout the region. The frigates will also have the flexibility to support non-warfare roles such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Incorporating the leading edge Australian-developed CEA Phased-Array Radar and the US Navy’s Aegis combat management system, with an Australian interface developed by Saab Australia, the Hunter class will be one of the most capable warships in the world.

The Hunter class will begin entering service in the late 2020s replacing the eight Anzac class frigates, which have been in service since 1996.

Hunter Class FFG Infographic

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAE Systems has been selected as the preferred tenderer with the Global Combat Ship - Australia for the Navy's future frigate capability.
BAE Systems has been selected as the preferred tenderer with the Global Combat Ship - Australia for the Navy's future frigate capability.