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ISLAMABAD: Keel laying ceremony of Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-I) being built for Pakistan Navy was held at DAMEN Shipyard Galati, Romania, says a statement received here on Monday.

Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Projects), Rear Admiral Farrokh Ahmad, graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

Contract for two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs-I & II) for Pakistan Navy was signed between Ministry of Defence Production and M/s DAMEN in June 2017.

These OPVs are state of the art, proficient and multi-purpose platforms of medium size and tonnage.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest highlighted the importance of OPVs Project for Pakistan Navy and their timely delivery while complying with the highest standards of construction, outfitting and performance.

Rear Admiral Farrokh Ahmad also acknowledged the professional competence of DAMEN Shipyards and prospects of future cooperation in delivering cutting edge naval technologies to Pakistan Navy in the form of Offshore Patrol Vessels.

The ceremony was also attended by officials from the Ministry of Defence Production, Naval headquarters, besides senior management of M/s DAMEN Shipyards, Gorinchem and Galati.




https://www.brecorder.com/2018/04/2...y-of-opv-i-for-pakistan-navy-held-in-romania/
 

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DAMEN offers a variety of OPVs e.g;

Offshore Patrol Vessel 2600


Length (meter)98

Speed max (kts)24

Crew60

Beam (m)14.4

Propulsion4x2350 kW, CPP

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Offshore Patrol Vessel 2400
Length (meter)90

Speed max (kts)23

Crew60

Beam (m)14.4

Propulsion4x2350 kW, CPP

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Offshore Patrol Vessel 1800 Sea Axe
Length (meter)85

Speed max (kts)26

Crew46

Beam (m)13.7

Learn more ›

Offshore Patrol Vessel 1800
Length (meter)83

Speed max (kts)22

Crew46

Beam (m)13.7

Propulsion4x2350 kW, CPP

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Offshore Patrol Vessel 1400
Length (meter)72

Speed max (kts)20.5

Crew35

Beam (m)12.7

Propulsion4x1765 kW, CPP

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Offshore Patrol Vessel 950
Length (meter)66

Speed max (kts)20

Crew30

Beam (m)10.3

Propulsion2x2560 kW, CPP

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Offshore Patrol Vessel 1000
Length (meter)62

Speed max (kts)18

Crew45

Beam (m)10.3

Propulsion2x2560 kW, CPP

Which one are we getting?
 

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Why we are acquiring too many small vessels instead we need frigates and destroyers.
 

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Too many small vessels will give us too many options and turrets to fire at enemy. North Arabian Ocean is too much big for frigates.
 

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ISLAMABAD: Keel laying ceremony of Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-I) being built for Pakistan Navy was held at DAMEN Shipyard Galati, Romania, says a statement received here on Monday.

Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Projects), Rear Admiral Farrokh Ahmad, graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

Contract for two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs-I & II) for Pakistan Navy was signed between Ministry of Defence Production and M/s DAMEN in June 2017.

These OPVs are state of the art, proficient and multi-purpose platforms of medium size and tonnage.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest highlighted the importance of OPVs Project for Pakistan Navy and their timely delivery while complying with the highest standards of construction, outfitting and performance.

Rear Admiral Farrokh Ahmad also acknowledged the professional competence of DAMEN Shipyards and prospects of future cooperation in delivering cutting edge naval technologies to Pakistan Navy in the form of Offshore Patrol Vessels.

The ceremony was also attended by officials from the Ministry of Defence Production, Naval headquarters, besides senior management of M/s DAMEN Shipyards, Gorinchem and Galati.




https://www.brecorder.com/2018/04/2...y-of-opv-i-for-pakistan-navy-held-in-romania/
@Gryphon @Oscar ... The PN's OPV is called 'OPV 1900' ... and the hull aesthetics seem to be closer to the SIGMA than the OPV-series (though it probably is still built like the OPV - e.g. all-steel, no composites, etc).
 

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Its not that PN is getting these in place of frigates but to free up frigates. The focus on OPV as of late is for a few reasons.

1. Helps to protect CPEC from criminal and terrorist elements.

2. Helps free up PN warships for the from things like antipiracy and anti narcotics operations (such as CTF-150 & 151). These OPV can be assigned here as they are more than enough to deal with pirates or terrorists/narco smugglers. That allows 2 warships (frigates) to focus warfighting and not police duty.
 

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@Gryphon @Oscar ... The PN's OPV is called 'OPV 1900' ... and the hull aesthetics seem to be closer to the SIGMA than the OPV-series (though it probably is still built like the OPV - e.g. all-steel, no composites, etc).
What you are talking about is the one being built in Karachi Ship Yard with help from Turkey. it is 1700 tons displacement. These 2 being built in Romania are new projects I think. the main question here that needs and answer is that why PN is getting so many OPVs like this much OPV is needed for some very large navy. So there is something strange cooking in PN?

here is the image of the one at Karachi yard



These are very big ships here is the design image.

 

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@Gryphon @Oscar ... The PN's OPV is called 'OPV 1900' ... and the hull aesthetics seem to be closer to the SIGMA than the OPV-series (though it probably is still built like the OPV - e.g. all-steel, no composites, etc).
Probably customized it considering that ship hulls and designs are fairly flexible compared to aircraft.

We needed a larger vessel to offset blue water capabilities that did not exist.
 

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DAMEN offers a variety of OPVs e.g;

Offshore Patrol Vessel 2600


Length (meter)98

Speed max (kts)24

Crew60

Beam (m)14.4

Propulsion4x2350 kW, CPP

Learn more ›

Offshore Patrol Vessel 2400
Length (meter)90

Speed max (kts)23

Crew60

Beam (m)14.4

Propulsion4x2350 kW, CPP

Learn more ›

Offshore Patrol Vessel 1800 Sea Axe
Length (meter)85

Speed max (kts)26

Crew46

Beam (m)13.7

Learn more ›

Offshore Patrol Vessel 1800
Length (meter)83

Speed max (kts)22

Crew46

Beam (m)13.7

Propulsion4x2350 kW, CPP

Learn more ›

Offshore Patrol Vessel 1400
Length (meter)72

Speed max (kts)20.5

Crew35

Beam (m)12.7

Propulsion4x1765 kW, CPP

Learn more ›

Offshore Patrol Vessel 950
Length (meter)66

Speed max (kts)20

Crew30

Beam (m)10.3

Propulsion2x2560 kW, CPP

Learn more ›

Offshore Patrol Vessel 1000
Length (meter)62

Speed max (kts)18

Crew45

Beam (m)10.3

Propulsion2x2560 kW, CPP

Which one are we getting?
Looks nice. COngrats.
 

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