Australia picks Lürssen for AU$4b OPV project

The fleet of 12 new Royal Australian Navy offshore patrol vessels will be built by German ship designer Lürssen as ...

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Royal Navy names another River-class OPV in Scotland

The second in a batch of five new Batch 2 River-class patrol vessels has been named in a ceremony in Scotland. ...

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French Navy's L'Astrolabe starts maiden Antarctica mission

The French Navy’s new ice-breaking and patrol vessel L’Astrolabe started her first ever mission to Antarctica ...

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Royal Navy's HMS Severn to decommission this month

The Royal Navy’s second River-class patrol vessel HMS Severn is set to visit her affiliated city of Newport ...

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Israel Shipyards launches new OPV for Cypriot Navy

Israel Shipyards has launched a new 62-meter offshore patrol vessel built for the Cypriot Navy. The launch took ...

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Sri Lanka Navy commissions OPV SLNS Sayurala

The Sri Lankan Navy commissioned SLNS Sayurala, the first of two offshore patrol vessel, in a ceremony at Colombo ...

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RDEL launches two Indian Navy offshore patrol vessels

Indian shipbuilder Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) launched two offshore patrol vessels for the ...

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Piriou overhauls Moroccan Navy patrol vessel Rais Bargach

French Piriou Naval Services announced it has just completed an extensive refit of the Royal Moroccan Navy patrol ...

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Sri Lanka to commission first India-built OPV

The Sri Lankan Navy is to commission the first of two India-built offshore patrol vessels, SLNS Sayural, after it ...

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AustalFassmer hosts Australian OPV industry engagement forum

Australian shipbuilder Austal and German designer Fassmer hosted over 120 Victorian defence and manufacturing ...

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Pakistan orders offshore patrol vessel from Damen

Pakistan’s defense ministry has signed a contract with Dutch ship designer Damen for the acquisition of a ...

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Australia acquires land for naval shipbuilding projects

The Australian federal government announced it is acquiring additional land property to increase the size of the ...

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Austal sets up design office in Adelaide

Western Australian shipbuilder Austal is establishing a new design and project management office in Adelaide, South ...

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Work begins on Royal Navy's fifth River-class OPV

Works on the Royal Navy’s fifth follow-on River-class offshore patrol vessel began with a steel cutting ...

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Damen submits tender for 12 Australian OPVs

Damen Shipyards Group has submitted a tender for the SEA 1180 Phase 1 Project to deliver twelve Offshore Patrol ...

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ASC, Forgacs join forces for Australian OPV construction

Australian shipbuilders ASC Shipbuilding and Forgacs Marine and Defence have teamed up to jointly bid for the ...

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Royal Navy officially names HMS Forth

The UK Royal Navy today formally named HMS Forth, the first of its five new Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol ...

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Irish Navy lays keel for fourth Samuel Beckett-class OPV

The keel for the Irish Navy’s fourth Samuel Beckett-class offshore patrol vessel was laid in Babcock’s ...

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Kelvin to provide radars for two more River-class OPVs

British company Kelvin Hughes will be supplying its SharpEye radar systems for the two follow-on Batch 2 ...

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Second Thai Navy OPV to feature Servowatch IPMS

Thailand’s Bangkok Dock selected British Servowatch to deliver their integrated platform management system ...

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Malta contracts Fincantieri for OPV upgrades

The Armed Forces of Malta awarded the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri a contract for upgrade works on their ...

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