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  • seanhelm
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    Lads,
    some of you might be interested in Defence IQ's 7th Annual OPV Conference this September in Amsterdam. See:
    http://www.offshorepatrolvessels.com...aspx?id=641086

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  • tomh903
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    yes we signed the deal with babcock marine years back and the keel of the ship was actually laid a couple of months ago which means that construction on the ships are underway

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  • Goldie fish
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    Amazonas to make a splash in Brazil as BAE set to deliver first OPVContributor: Andrew Elwell

    This week BAE Systems will deliver the first of three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to Brazil as part of the £133 million deal it struck earlier this year.

    The OPV, named Amazonas, will be handed over to Brazil on Friday. Originally the three ships were to be built for Trinidad and Tobago but the contract was cancelled following schedule and design issues. The new deal with Brazil now includes a manufacturing license for the Brazilians to continue to build additional OPVs indigenously.

    Several weeks before the announcement of the deal with Brazil, Rear Admiral Francisco Deiana, the Brazilian Navy’s Director of Engineering, informed a Defence IQ delegation of the country’s plans for expanding its offshore patrol fleet given the immediate maritime challenges it faces.

    “Natural resources, maritime traffic, and the biodiversity of the Brazilian jurisdictional waters represent strategic national interests subject to risk associated to unauthorised presence of ships, drug trafficking, smuggling, piracy, illegal fishing, terrorism and marine pollution,” he said.

    “In order to protect the Blue Amazon, and to act properly in Search and Rescue duties, the Brazilian Navy must be equipped with compatible naval assets to act both in coastal and blue waters”, Deiana continued.

    “The Brazilian Navy understands that the OPV is the most suitable asset to carry out this task, especially in peacetime…thus, the programme is currently one of highest priority for us.”

    The Amazonas weighs 2,200 tonnes fully loaded and carries a 30mm cannon and two 25mm guns. The OPV can accommodate a crew of 70 and has a helicopter flight deck and rigid inflatable boat. Top speed is said to be in excess of 25 knots

    http://www.defenceiq.com/naval-and-m...c=1-4689287494

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  • pmtts
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    The specs on these particular OPV's are :


    Main armament: 30 mm
    Secondary armament: 25 mm
    (port & starboard)
    12.7mm gun location (port and starboard)
    Air and surface surveillance radar
    X-band navigation radar
    S-band navigation radar
    Electro-optic system electronics
    Fire monitors 4


    20 metre flight deck for seven
    tonne helicopter
    16 tonne crane
    6 x six metre ISO containers
    Pacific 24, speed 39 knots
    Fast interceptor craft

    High frequency transceiver
    Very high frequency transceiver
    Very High Frequency marine band
    Global maritime distress safety system

    2 x 7,350kw diesel engines
    2 x Warstilla propellers

    Displacement 1,800 tonnes
    Length 90 metres
    Maximum beam 13.5 metres
    Top speed 25 knots
    Range 5,500 miles
    Crew size 70
    Embarked troops/passengers 50
    Endurance 35 days

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  • Goldie fish
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    Its actually quite highly spec'd, and the manufacturing licence is priceless, particularly given the surge in demand for OPVs in South America.

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  • Herald
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    Originally posted by pmtts View Post
    Well the saga is finally over.


    The Brazilian Navy has signed a contract worth £133 million with BAE Systems for the supply of three Ocean Patrol Vessels and ancillary support services.

    The contract also contains a Manufacturing Licence to enable further vessels of the same class to be constructed in Brazil.

    The three 90 metre vessels, originally constructed for the Government of Trinidad & Tobago, will provide the Brazilian Navy with enhanced maritime capability in the near term, pending the acquisition of future ships under its PROSUPER programme (Brazil’s current surface ship acquisition plan). The first two ships will be delivered in 2012 and the third will follow in early 2013.
    That's expensive compared to the cost of our OPV's,for a vessel which seems less capable. Depends on what the "ancillary support services" include I suppose.

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  • pmtts
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    Well the saga is finally over.


    The Brazilian Navy has signed a contract worth £133 million with BAE Systems for the supply of three Ocean Patrol Vessels and ancillary support services.

    The contract also contains a Manufacturing Licence to enable further vessels of the same class to be constructed in Brazil.

    The three 90 metre vessels, originally constructed for the Government of Trinidad & Tobago, will provide the Brazilian Navy with enhanced maritime capability in the near term, pending the acquisition of future ships under its PROSUPER programme (Brazil’s current surface ship acquisition plan). The first two ships will be delivered in 2012 and the third will follow in early 2013.

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  • pmtts
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    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    I believe Vince is tied up next to 2 Type 42 Destroyers awaiting disposal. Maybe that's what you saw?
    I think one of those 42's was Nottingham. I think she has left Pompey now.

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  • Goldie fish
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    I believe Vince is tied up next to 2 Type 42 Destroyers awaiting disposal. Maybe that's what you saw?

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  • easyrider
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    Originally posted by Jetjock View Post
    pmtts you beat me to it!

    Flying into a London Airport from the south yesterday I noticed a naval vessel south east of the Isle of Wight performing some tight turns(visible wake from above). Not surprising given the proximity of Portsmouth, but upon checking AIS back in Dublin I saw Port of Spain was out and about on sea trials.

    There is at least one forlorn looking aircraft carrier gathering rust in one of Portsmouth's basins also. Second large vessel beside it, possibly another type. Any ideas?
    The aircraft carrier is probably HMS Invincible. She was decommissioned a few years ago and has been stripped of much of her equipment. I think she's for sale for scrap at this stage.

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  • pmtts
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    Originally posted by Jetjock View Post
    pmtts you beat me to it!

    Flying into a London Airport from the south yesterday I noticed a naval vessel south east of the Isle of Wight performing some tight turns(visible wake from above). Not surprising given the proximity of Portsmouth, but upon checking AIS back in Dublin I saw Port of Spain was out and about on sea trials.

    Another of the OPV's, San Fernando being towed into Portsmouth this morning. Looks like she has arrived from the BAE yard at Scotstoun.

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  • Jetjock
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    pmtts you beat me to it!

    Flying into a London Airport from the south yesterday I noticed a naval vessel south east of the Isle of Wight performing some tight turns(visible wake from above). Not surprising given the proximity of Portsmouth, but upon checking AIS back in Dublin I saw Port of Spain was out and about on sea trials.

    There is at least one forlorn looking aircraft carrier gathering rust in one of Portsmouth's basins also. Second large vessel beside it, possibly another type. Any ideas?

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  • pmtts
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    Well the Port of Spain was again in and around the Solent yesterday. I wonder if she has been found another interested party?

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  • Goldie fish
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    To be fair, they did make a joke about the cattle trader method in which the deal(if it existed) was touted.

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  • Jetjock
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    This subject just got a mention on "The Panel" of all places. Quoted a newspaper article that described these vessles as three "higher spec ships" for €80m total.

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