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IMDEX Debut for New Israeli Patrol Vessel

: May 13, 2019 - : 12:47 pm

A new multi-purpose Offshore Patrol Vessel, OPV-45, designed by Israel Shipyards will be presented for the first time at IMDEX Asia 2019.

The OPV-45 will facilitate missions such as open sea patrol and surveillance as well as a wide verity of off-shore missions such as protecting facilities and EEZ, anti-terror/smuggling/illegal activities’ interdiction, intervention forces’ boarding/landing, and close-range Naval combat operations, including anti-piracy missions and enhanced search and rescue operations.

“The OPV-45 is an important addition to Israel Shipyards’ portfolio, offering the most cost-effective solution of its kind in the market today”, said Eitan Zucker, the company’s CEO. “The OPV-45 is another example of our ability to foresee and comply the market’s needs”. According to company officials the 45.7m patrol vessel can be fitted with weapon stations, electro-optics, radar and communication systems suitable for various missions.

The OPV-45 can sustain speeds of more than 24 knots and can also carry a 7.2m Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) for high speed interception missions. The RHIB can quickly, easily and crane-free be launched or retrieved into and out of water, while the vessel is on the move. A crew of 16-24 can be accommodated in the OPV-45, which also has additional space for up to 24 more people.

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