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Italian Navy’s combat system modernisation programme update - Eugenio Po

The Italian Navy added an extra ship to its contract for Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ships from Italian industry, taking its order to seven. The consortium of Fincantieri and Finmeccanica received the extra order from European contracting agency OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation sur l’Armement, the international organization for cooperation on arms). The original six-ship order, signed in May, envisaged four options. The seventh vessel constituted one of the options, but will be built together with the six vessels of the original order. Full Article »


Captain Chuck Gunzel on future offshore priorities -

Captain Charles “Chuck” Gunzel of the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) updates us on the need for US offshore patrol vessels to remain flexible, modular and interoperable. He discusses the emphasis on open architecture and testing, and explains the ongoing and future priorities for cost-effective platforms. Full Video »


Introducing Ireland's Samuel Beckett-class: Rear Admiral Mark Mellett -

With this year's event being held in Dublin, Rear Admiral Mark Mellett of the Irish Defence Forces (and the conference chairman), explains to Defence IQ the reasoning behind the introduction of the new Samuel Beckett-class OPVs in this new podcast. He also discusses the construction of the vessel with an eye towards climate change, cost-efficiency in a complex maritime environment, meeting emerging threats, and reveals his key to working effectively with industry partners and shipyards. Full Podcast »


Analysis and Requirements:  The rapidly growing Oceanographic Survey Vessel (OSV) market

Oceanographic Survey Vessels (OSVs) are increasingly valued by naval forces to support the high demand for a well researched undersea environmental picture that enables commanders to fully understand and exploit the undersea mission environment. With 373 ships in service with 45 countries plus NATO and with 29 vessels on order in nine countries, there are known current requirements for at least eight new OSVs of different levels of sophistication that could be worth $1.6 billion with a forecast showing requirements in at least 20 countries over the next five years worth $4-5 billion. Full Sector Report »


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