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Naval Warfare

OPV utility will have future relevance

20th April 2016 - 11:43 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Portsmouth


Offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) will be able to play a number of roles in future operations by services like the UK Royal Navy and, together with corvette-sized vessels, offer a faster way to regenerate capability for shrinking fleets.

At present a Royal Navy Batch 1 River-class OPV, HMS Mersey, is ...

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