Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Timelines and details emerge on European Patrol Corvette programme

22nd October 2020 - 14:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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Aiming to improving naval commonality across Europe’s surface platforms, the fledgling European Patrol Corvette (EPC) concept has embraced modularity in the hope that the continent’s naval powers buy into its design philosophy and, more importantly, the programme itself.

Listed as a key programme in the European Council’s Permanent Structured Cooperation framework, which was established in 2017 to improve pan-European cooperation in the defence sector, the EPC is being developed by Naviris, a joint venture between Naval Group and Fincantieri, in coordination with other industrial partners and national ...

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