The Australian Governement announced the designs shortlisted for the SEA5000 ASW Frigate program. First pass approval for the Future Frigates. Three designers – BAE Systems with the Type 26 Frigate; Fincantieri with the FREMM Frigate, and Navantia with a redesigned F100 – have been short-listed to refine their designs. The frigates will all be built in Adelaide, incorporating the Australian-developed CEA Phased-Array Radar.
|Navantia's SEA5000 proposal is based on the Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyer design|