OPV

Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are patrol ships ensuring a wide range of missions as general survey, search, police, assistance at sea and territorial defence. The offer declines under various sizes from 35m to 85 meters long and equipment and weapon systems fitting the specific requirements of various navies worldwide.

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE GAINED ON THE CIVILIAN SHIP MARKETS

STX France’s expertise gained on the civilian ship market has been applied widely to the various units of the range. Civilian standards and regulations applied by the yard in terms of design and fabrication made them really flexible ships, appreciated for their:
- Low acquisition and operation costs,
- Easy maintenance,
- High rates of availability,
- Ability to perform long missions at slow speed.

STX France Lorient yard is currently building an OPV 45 for the Senegalese Navy. Ordered in April 2013, this unit is due for delivery in October 2014.
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