Future Frigates – SEA 5000

Project name

Future Frigates – SEA 5000

Industry sector



The Commonwealth Government has announced the Future Frigate program will be delivered from Techport Australia, with construction beginning in 2020. This program will deliver new multi-role warships to the Royal Australian Navy that will be larger and more capable than the eight ANZAC class frigates they will replace.

Key project infrastructure is likely to be based in Adelaide’s north, including a Future Frigate Systems Centre and a land-based test facility.

Total expenditure on this program is expected to be approximately $20 billion over 30 years.

Estimated project value

$20 billion

Commencement date



Defence SA
Ms Julie Barbaro
Executive Director
Phone 8463 7142
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