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“Naval Law” passed to finance 3 new vessel types for Italian Navy - Eugenio Po

Italy has ratified a new ‘Naval Law’, which is an extraordinary ruling for the Italian Navy that sanctions funding to build 3 types of new vessels for Italian Navy. The first contracts for the design, development and construction of the next generation Italian Navy ships were signed as a result. 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 »


Offshore Patrol Vessels: Market Report 2015-16

In this report Defence IQ outlines the key procurement programmes in place for Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) around the world. OPVs are the fastest growing segment of the naval vessels market, with at least 24 countries are known to have a total of 136 OPVs on order. In all, 30 countries have plans for up to another 276 at a total value of over $60 billion. The total number of OPVs on order has increased by 4% in the last year, while the number planned has also increased by 4%. Full Sector Report »


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