Israel Shipyards unveils newest OPV series

Israel Shipyards unveiled its newest offshore patrol vessel (OPV) series at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX) 2019 in Singapore on Tuesday, May 14.

The 45-metre design is optimised for both military and law enforcement applications.

It will have a speed in excess of 24 knots, capacity for 16 crew and 24 deployable troops, a large work deck that can carry up to two six-metre containers, and the ability to launch and recover one rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) for interceptions and boardings.

The OPV may also be utilised for fisheries protection and anti-pollution operations.

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