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Philippine Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel

NEW OFFSHORE PATROL CAPABILITY

BUILT IN THE PHILIPPINES, BY FILIPINOS, FOR FILIPINOS.

Austal’s OPV design for the Philippine Navy is based on a proven platform that has demonstrated success operating in tropical environments and conducting border patrol and maritime operations.

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The proposed design incorporates 20 years of product improvement and evolution beginning with the 'Bay Class' first delivered in 1999.

The Philippine Navy OPV is a steel hulled vessel featuring an aviation deck enabling helicopter and unmanned aeronautical systems missions.

Principal Particulars
Length Overall 81.7 metres
Beam (moulded) 13.3 metres
Hull draft (maximum) 4 metres

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A design delivering the required capability and flexibility to meet future operational needs of the Philippine Navy.

The OPV is arranged with a starboard boat deck and stern well for the safe and rapid launch and recovery of RHIBs. The vessel is fitted with a mission bay and aft storage area to facilitate the embarkation of containerised mission modules.

The vessel's operational capabilities include the ability to:

  • Execute ISR operations;
  • Conduct Search and Rescue operations;
  • Execute anti-piracy, anti-terrorism, anti-smuggling, anti-human trafficking and anti-drug operations;
  • Provide critical infrastructure protection;
  • Support special forces operations; and
  • Provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

A 3D animation of the Austal designed Philippine Navy OPV can be viewed here.