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  • 13 January 2021

    The final of five new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has formally joined the Royal Navy in last week’s short ceremony to raise the White Ensign for the first time on HMS Spey (P234).

  • 11 January 2021
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia has received a contract from the Royal Moroccan Navy to design and build an offshore patrol vessel (OPV).

  • 22 December 2020

    On 17 December 2020, the Royal Navy commissioned HMS Tamar, the fourth new River-class patrol ship, during a short ceremony in Portsmouth.

  • 30 October 2020
    Industry news, Vessels

    HMS Spey (P234), the Royal Navy’s fifth and final River-class Batch 2 offshore patrol vessel (OPV), departed BAE Systems’ shipyard in Glasgow on 28 October on her delivery voyage to her new home of Portsmouth Naval Base.

  • 2 October 2020

    French defense contractor Naval Group has launched A.R.A. Piedrabuena (P-52), the Argentine Navy’s second offshore patrol vessel (OPV).

  • 11 September 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Australian government’s National Shipbuilding Program has reached another milestone with the keel laying for the first offshore patrol vessel (OPV) under construction in Western Australia or the third new Arafura-class OPV.

  • 7 May 2020

    The Royal Australian Navy’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) program has reached another milestone with the two halves of the first Arafura class OPV coming together to form a complete hull. The milestone comes a year after the keel for the lead ship in the class was laid in Adelaide. Built by Luerssen Australia and its […]

  • 10 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301), Philippine Coast Guard’s new aluminum hull offshore patrol vessel (OPV), arrived at the Manila Bay Anchorage Area on April 7.  The newbuild was welcomed by Airbus helicopter 1452, fixed wing aircraft, PCG Islander 251, multi-role response vessels BRP Tubbataha and BRP Malabrigo from Japan, fast patrol boat BRP Kalanggaman from France, and […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Finnish boat builder Boomeranger Boats has been contracted to supply sea boats for the Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) program. The deal will see the company deliver two davit-launched 8,5 meter fast rescue boats and one 10,5 meter ramp-launched special operations boat for each of the OPVs. Both boats are rigid hull […]

  • 15 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard’s future offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang has passed its first sea trials, the French shipbuilder in charge of delivering the vessel announced. The milestone was achieved three months after the OPV was launched by OCEA at its Les Sables d’Olonne site. Hailed as the world’s largest aluminium OPV by the […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The fifth and final unit from the second batch of the Royal Navy’s River-class offshore patrol vessels was formally named as work on HMS Spey nears completion. The ceremony was the latest milestone in a seven-year program which will give the Royal Navy a fleet of new patrol ships. As with her sisters, HMS Spey […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Thai Navy commissioned its second Krabi-class offshore patrol vessel in a ceremony in Sattahip, Chonburi, on September 27. HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan (hull number 552) was commissioned less than a month after it was launched in early August by Thailand’s Bangkok Dock. Built under a licensing agreement with UK defense contractor BAE Systems, […]

  • 20 September 2019

    HMS Medway (P223), the second of the Royal Navy’s new River-class offshore patrol vessels (OPV), has been officially welcomed into the navy with her commissioning ceremony at Chatham Dockyard on September 19, 2019. The Portsmouth-based OPV sailed to the docks in Kent on the River Medway – the waterway she’s named after – for the […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The 84-meter vessel, Bamberg (BP 82), was christened and commissioned in Rostock.

  • 3 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has launched the second of two Pakistan Navy offshore patrol vessels at its shipyard in Galati, Romania. The two OPVs, referred to as corvettes by the Pakistan Navy, are being built under a contract from June 2017. The lead ship in the class was launched in May 2019 and is expected to […]

  • 8 August 2019

    The lead ship of a new class of Royal Navy patrol ships is escorting one of the Russian Navy’s recently-commissioned Project 22160 patrol ships as it transits the English Channel. The second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) HMS Forth had just returned to UK waters from her first foreign port visit when she was called […]

  • 7 August 2019
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    The Mexican Navy Yard ASTIMAR 1 in Tampico has launched the final of eight Oaxaca-class patrol ships to be built for the Armada de México. Launched on July 20, the vessel was named Tabasco, with hull number P-168. The Mexican Navy noted that in comparison with its predecessors, Tabasco features improvements to its stability and […]

  • 5 August 2019
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    Thailand’s Bangkok Dock has launched the Royal Thai Navy’s second Krabi-class offshore patrol vessel, the future HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan (552). The ship, which was built under a licensing agreement with UK’s BAE Systems, was launched on August 2. It is based on the River-class OPVs currently being built for the Royal Navy by BAE […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder OCEA is ready to launch the 84-meter offshore patrol vessel OPV 270 for the Philippines Coast Guard at its Les Sables d’Olonne site on July 17. The shipbuilder says the vessel is the “largest aluminium OPV built in the world”. It is built under a contract from late 2017, which included construction of […]

  • 25 June 2019

    Ahead of OPV International taking place on 24th-26th September in Cádiz, Spain and with the official support of the Spanish Navy, Defence IQ conducted a survey with experts from Navies across the globe, on Key Deployments, Future Investments and Industry Offering in the OPV Market. >> View the Report Now ( DID YOU KNOW? 84.2% […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Trent, the third of the Royal Navy’s second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessels has completed her sea trials in the Firth of Clyde. HMS Trent was put through her paces between Arran, Bute and Great Cumbrae – the same waters where her older sisters HMS Forth and Medway were tested by a mix of civilian […]

  • 17 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first of two Pakistan Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPV) was launched in Galata, Romania, the Pakistan Navy announced on May 17. The ship was launched after starting construction in a keel-laying ceremony in April 2018. While the navy refers to them as corvettes, the two vessels built by Dutch shipbuilder Damen are based on […]

  • 8 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Irish Navy commissioned its fourth and final P60 class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) LÉ George Bernard Shaw in a ceremony in Waterport on April 30. The vessel was commissioned after being floated out at Babcock’s shipyard in Appledore, North Devon, in April 2018. Babcock built the four OPVs under a 2010 contract signed with […]

  • 29 April 2019

    The warships and OPV market in Latin America is thriving, as navies are procuring new vessels and modernising existing fleets to create a versatile naval force, capable to combat the numerous threats and challenges in the region. Defence IQ created a map containing the key ongoing naval programmes and requirements in the region. View the […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    While the first block of a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) for the Argentine Navy was already assembled in Concarneau, French defense minister Florence Parly visited the site of shipbuilder Piriou to mark the official start of construction under the EUR280 million contract. The visit took place on April 19 and follows a February announcement […]

  • 22 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy held an official naming ceremony for HMS Tamar, the fourth of overall five new Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels being built. The OPV naming ceremony took place in the shipyard in Glasgow where she and her sisters were built. The 90-meter ship is equipped with a 30mm cannon and a flight […]