Vanguard design

Kongsberg unveils affordable Vanguard naval vessel design

Norwegian maritime and defense company Kongsberg has unveiled a new vessel design named Vanguard.

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Drawing on the company’s experience in both the maritime and naval sectors, the platform offers a cost-efficient, modular design that can be adapted to various needs.

Kongsberg says the Vanguard fulfills the needs of coastal nations for both military and civilian operations, such as search & rescue, harbor and assets protection, subsea survey, exercising authority and sovereignty, anti-access/area-denial, anti-submarine warfare and mine clearance, and detection and disposal.

It is designed with a multi-role hangar for air, surface and sub-surface assets. Easily interchangeable mission modules and extensive use of unmanned vehicles enables quick change of operational roles.

The Vanguard is also based on an open architecture to integrate and take advantage of new technology as it becomes available.

To offer affordable military vessels, the company based the concept on civilian and commercial ship design, combined with flexible military mission packs.