Israel Shipyards to provide OPV 45 Offshore Patrol Vessels to African Country's Navy

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Israel Shipyards to provide OPV 45 Offshore Patrol Vessels to African Country's Navy
OPV 45 offshore patrol vessel

Israel Shipyards on Thursday announced an agreement with an African country's naval force for the supply of two OPV 45 offshore patrol vessels.

The vessels were designed for a wide range of missions, including protection against the increasing threat of piracy in the region.

The OPV 45s will be equipped with day/night observation systems as well as stabilized weapon systems.

The agreement includes ongoing support and training of the technical and operational teams as well as the creation of a maintenance program within the framework of the company’s Integration Logistic Support (ILS) services.

The OPV 45 is designed for naval, para-military and HLS missions. It enables open sea patrol and surveillance and supports a wide variety of offshore missions such as the protection of facilities and EEZs, anti-terror/smuggling/illegal activity interdiction, intervention force boarding/landing, close-range naval combat operations, and enhanced search and rescue missions. The OPV 45 can also be equipped for minimizing illegal immigration transits, fishing protection and control, and anti-pollution activities.

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