First steel cut for Australian OPVs

Construction works on the Royal Australian Navy’s new generation of offshore patrol vessels officially kicked ...

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Austal to build six 80-meter OPVs for the Philippine Navy

Australian shipbuilder Austal will be delivering six offshore patrol vessels for the Philippine Navy, the company ...

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RAN SEA1180 OPVs to feature Terma's Scanter 6002 radars

Saab Australia has awarded Danish defense technology company Terma a contract for the delivery of its Scanter 6002 ...

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Luerssen contracts Taylor Bros Marine for RAN OPV work

Luerssen Australia – the company in charge of delivering a new fleet of offshore patrol vessels (OPV) to the ...

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Luerssen, Austal negotiations on OPV build fall through

Australian shipbuilder Austal will not be taking part in the construction of 12 offshore patrol vessels for the ...

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Saab contracted for Australian OPV systems deliveries

Luerssen Australia, the shipbuilder in charge of delivering of 12 new offshore patrol vessels to the Royal ...

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Australian OPVs to feature L3 systems

Luerssen Australia has granted a contract to L3 Technologies for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) SEA 1180 ...

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Irish Navy's fourth offshore patrol vessel enters water

The Irish Navy’s fourth Samuel Beckett-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), future LÉ George Bernard Shaw, was ...

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Third River-class OPV officially named

Trent, the third of five River-class offshore patrol vessels (OPV) being built for the Royal Navy, has been named. ...

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Australia signs OPV construction contract with Lürssen

The Australian government on January 31 announced it signed the patrol vessel construction contract with German ...

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Royal Navy officially receives HMS Forth

HMS Forth, the first of five second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessels to be built for the Royal Navy, was ...

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Larsen & Toubro launches second Indian Coast Guard OPV

Indian shipbuilder Larsen & Toubro launched the second offshore patrol vessel for the Indian Coast Guard at its ...

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Philippines Coast Guard orders 4 FPBs, OPV from French OCEA

The Philippines Coast Guard has contracted French shipbuilder OCEA for the delivery of four 24-meter patrol boats ...

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Cyprus Navy commissions its first ever OPV

The Cyprus Naval Command commissioned its first ever offshore patrol vessel – Commodore Andreas Ioannides ...

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Patrol vessel launched for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency

Pakistan’s state-owned shipbuilder Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) on December 5 ...

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HMAS Cairns bracing for new OPVs with AU$300m upgrade

Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Cairns will be undergoing a $300 million upgrade to accommodate new offshore patrol ...

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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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