For many nations, acquiring new multi-role vessels is a commitment that can span decades. Although they are purchased to fill a requirement there must be considerations of future threats and long-term strategy that are factored into the original acquisition. This panel discussion focuses on how to factor both planned and unplanned upgrades into the initial acquisition process in order to ensure that it can make a valuable contribution to fleets of the future.
Panellists will discuss:
· What future upgrades will likely be the most desirable for OPVs in the 2025-2030 period?
· What are the potential risks of allowing too many potential upgrades to be integrated into the vessel?
· Where can industry help to lead the way in improving OPV modular upgrades?