The webinar will be held on Thursday, 19 November 2020, and will provide information on:

  • ASC Shipbuilding's innovation program
  • Australian Industry Capability (AIC) update
  • ASC Shipbuilding’s commitment to Indigenous business engagement
  • BAE Systems’ Global Access Program (GAP)

Speakers will include representatives from:

  • ASC Shipbuilding
  • BAE Systems Australia
  • Department of Defence

Hunter Class Frigate Program


The Hunter program will deliver 9 of the world’s most advanced anti-submarine warfare frigates to the Royal Australian Navy. The program is the largest surface combatant acquisition program in Australia’s history. ASC Shipbuilding predicts it'll create and sustain more than 4,000 jobs across their business and the wider Australian defence supply chain, over the life of the program.

The Hunter program is the foundation of the continuous naval shipbuilding program announced by the Australian Government in August 2015 and confirmed in the 2016 Defence White Paper.

About ASC Shipbuilding


ASC Shipbuilding has been building complex and highly capable surface naval vessels for the Royal Australian Navy for the past 10 years.

ASC Shipbuilding is currently working on the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer and Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel programs and is an integral part of Australia’s sovereign naval shipbuilding capability.

BAE Systems acquired ASC Shipbuilding, previously owned by ASC Pty Ltd, to deliver the Hunter Class Frigate Program.

How do I get involved?


To participate in the webinar, your business needs to have registered interest in the Hunter Class Frigate Program through the Industry Capability Network (ICN) gateway.

BAE Systems and ASC Shipbuilding will continue to advise of Hunter program engagement events through ICN email notifications. Make sure you register to stay up-to-date.