Sea trials completed for Argentine Navy’s final Kership-class OPV

The future Argentine Navy Kership-class OPV ARA Contraalmirante Cordero is launched into the water for the first time at the Concarneau facilities of France's the Naval Group on September 21, 2021. (Photo: Naval Group)

French shipbuilder the Naval Group has completed conducting sea trials of the final one of four Kership-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) slated for the Argentine Navy.

The future ARA Contraalmirante Cordero is presently undergoing preparations for delivery to Argentina in April 2022.

Like its Kership-class sisters in Argentine service, the future Contraalmirante Cordero measures 87 metres long and is armed with a 30-millimetre naval gun. Missions will include maritime border security and fisheries enforcement patrols.

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