Croatia’s Brodosplit has cut the first steel for four new patrol boats slated for operation by the country’s navy.
Each patrol boat will have a length of 43.16 metres, a beam of eight metres, and two 2,525kW engines that will deliver a speed of 29 knots. Armament will include one 30-millimetre cannon, two 12.7-millimetre machine guns, and man-portable surface-to-air missiles.
The vessels will be capable of operating up to sea state four and will also have deck space for one seven-metre rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB).
These will be the second through fifth Omiš-class patrol boats that Brodosplit will build for the Croatian Navy. Missions will include maritime security patrols and fisheries protection patrols.
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