The Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel is the first of the new build platforms.
It provides the template with regard to the entire reset of how the Australians are seeking to build out their integrated distributed force.
The contours of the new template are in place and can be identified and this report provides an initial identification and assessment of the new approach.
The new build OPV is not just a new platform; it is the spearhead of a new approach. And that approach as well as the OPV template is the focus of this report.