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Croatian Navy receives patrol vessel

19th December 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Croatian Navy has received a new inshore patrol vessel, Omiš, in a ceremony in Split on 7 December.

The vessel, built by Croatian company Brodosplit, will now undergo a five-month testing phase, during which it will be tested to certify that it fulfils tactical and technical requirements.

The vessel is over 43.25m long and is fitted with an 30mm automatic gun, two manually operable 12.7mm machine guns and four portable air defence rocket systems.

The vessel will be deployed for patrol and SAR operations, as well as combat and logistic support when required.

General Mirko Šundov, chief of general staff of the Croatian armed forces, said: ‘The new inshore patrol vessel will enable Croatia's coast guard perform its tasks the same as the modern world coast guards. By completing the first of the five planned inshore patrol vessels, the Croatian Navy has acquired new capabilities Omiš is a Croatian product, a result of enormous efforts and knowledge of the Croatian experts.’

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