Senegal orders three offshore patrol vessels

The Ministry of Armed Forces of Senegal has awarded French shipbuilder Piriou a contract for the construction of three offshore patrol vessels for the Senegalese Navy.

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As soon as the contract is in force, which is planned for early 2020, Piriou will launch the program to build these 3 patrol vessels scheduled over a 44-month time span, followed by a period of support in Senegal.

The OPV 58 S is a 62-meter patrol vessel dedicated to missions such as surveillance and sea control perfectly.

Besides its projection capabilities – commando fast boats – the OPVs will also be equipped with surface to air weapon systems.

The OPVs will be fitted with MBDA-supplied SIMBAD-RC surface to air missile systems and the Naval Group Polaris combat management system.