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  • 24 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen recently hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the first of two Pakistan Navy offshore patrol vessels at its shipyard in Galati, Romania. The ceremony was attended by Pakistan Navy Rear Admiral Farrokh Ahmad, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Projects), other navy officials and Damen representatives. Pakistan and Damen signed a contract for the […]

  • 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% […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Saab Australia has awarded Danish defense technology company Terma a contract for the delivery of its Scanter 6002 radars for the Royal Australian Navy’s new SEA1180 offshore patrol vessels. Terma Singapore is set to deliver air and surface surveillance radars for all 12 OPVs over a period of 10 years. The Lürssen designed OPVs will replace […]

  • 14 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal and German designer Fassmer hosted over 120 Victorian defence and manufacturing companies for an industry engagement forum in Melbourne. The forum was held to allow the companies to learn about the Austal Fassmer joint venture bid for Australia’s $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program. Austal’s vice president defence, Davyd Thomas AO CSC, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The construction of Royal Navy’s second of three River class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has reached an important milestone with the steel cutting ceremony in Glasgow today. The OPVs are part of a programme that has protected more than 800 Scottish jobs. The vessels are being built at BAE Systems’ shipyards on the Clyde as part of a […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Training & Education

    This June, heads of militaries, government officials and industry representatives will be gathering in Cartagena, Colombia for OPV & Surface Combatants Latin America 2014 to discuss the region’s maritime security concerns and solutions.   OPV & Surface Combatants Latin America, taking place between 30th June – 2nd July 2014, is officially supported by COTECMAR and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has welcomed its newest offshore patrol vessel, BRP Gabriela Silang.  The change of flag ceremony for the 83-meter newbuild was held in Saint Nazaire, France, on December 18, 2019. It follows the OPV-8301’s successful completion of sea trials. The OPV is scheduled to depart from France on December 30 and […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The fleet of 12 new Royal Australian Navy offshore patrol vessels will be built by German ship designer Lürssen as prime contractor, the Australian government announced on November 24. The government further stressed that OPV project, which is worth up to AU$4 billion, will be delivered by “Australian workers, in Australian shipyards using Australian steel”. The […]

  • 25 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Fassmer actively participated in the OPV Latin America conference held in Rio de Janeiro on the 21st and 22nd of May. During the Conference organized by IQPC and the Brazilian Navy, Fassmer presented its new Naval OPV, an 80m offshore patrol vessel design aiming at higher threat scenarios and matching the mission requirements of navies […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Pakistan’s defense ministry has signed a contract with Dutch ship designer Damen for the acquisition of a locally-built offshore patrol vessel (OPV). The contract was signed on June 12 during an event attended by navy and company representatives and Dutch ambassador to Pakistan Jeannette Seppen. According to the ministry of defense, the OPV will be built […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed a £20 million contract to buy parts for the Royal Navy’s 3 new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).   It was announced in November last year that MOD would purchase the ships which will be built, subject to approval, by BAE Systems. Yesterday, 12 March, during a visit […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 May 2012
    Industry news

      Minister for Justice Equality & Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., has announced that the building of new Naval Service offshore patrol vessels (OPV) ships is well underway. The keel laying ceremony of the first of two OPV’s took place at Babcock Marine’s shipyard in north Devon. Senior representatives of the Naval Service and the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Australian government on January 31 announced it signed the patrol vessel construction contract with German shipbuilder Lürssen. Australian defense industry minster Christopher Pyne said the contract with Lürssen to lead the design and build is worth at least $3 billion for 12 OPVs. “The vessels will be delivered by Australian workers, in Australian shipyards […]

  • 1 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    On 20 April, Damen gave a sneak preview of their newly designed 2nd generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) during the annual OPVs & Corvettes Asia Pacific conference in Singapore. This new generation of re-configurable Damen OPVs is highly efficient and versatile. Damen’s Sea Axe hull shape is used for these 2nd generation OPVs. Due to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Naval Group on Thursday announced it is starting work on the Argentine Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPV), thereby officially confirming the four-ship contract with the South American country. As outlined by the shipbuilder, the first patrol boat to be delivered will be the L’Adroit which Naval Group developed and built with its own […]

  • 27 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Taiwan, Korea, Philippines and More to Discuss Active OPV Requirements at Offshore Patrol Vessels Asia-Pacific 2012 Admiral Datuk Mohd Amdan bin Kurish, Director General, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has recently come on board the largest and most important OPV gathering of Coast Guards and Navies in the Asia-Pacific region. The MMEA […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Industry news

    The Indian Navy has taken delivery of its third 105m Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NPOV), named INS SUMEDHA. With today’s delivery, Goa Shipyard achieved a milestone of 200 delivered vessels and joined the elite class of shipbuilders. The OPV was in-house built and the largest constructed ship by Goa Shipyard for the Indian Navy. Goa […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The keel for the lead ship in the new class of Royal Australian Navy Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel has officially been constructed, Australia’s defense minister has announced. More than 50 tonnes of Australian steel has been assembled at Osborne Naval Shipyard, satisfying the contractual requirement for keel construction of the lead ship. Construction on the […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Western Australian shipbuilder Austal is establishing a new design and project management office in Adelaide, South Australia, in a bid to secure a contract for the construction of Australian Navy offshore patrol vessels but also to support the company’s expansion into one of Australia’s two major shipbuilding hubs. Austal said the new office will initially […]

  • 8 September 2011
    Industry news

      DCNS and KND have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the promotion, construction and sale of offshore patrol vessels ( OPV s) in South Africa. The Gowind OPV leverages the most innovative technologies to ensure the success of maritime safety & security (MSS) and counterpiracy missions. DCNS and KND have signed a partnership […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Construction of the Royal UK Navy’s River Class Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessels is underway in Glasgow. Find out how the River Class OPVs have evolved into an enhanced design already in service with the Brazilian Navy and Royal Thai Navy with further modifications to meet the requirements of the Royal Navy. Check out the […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Armed Forces of Malta have signed a €35 million contract for the construction of a second purpose-built offshore patrol vessel that will be used in patrolling Malta’s territorial waters. The new vessel will complement the Diciotti-class patrol vessel P61 which was built in 2005 and a former Irish Navy OPV donated to Malta in […]