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Romania quietly joins European Patrol Corvette effort

6th June 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


A rendering of the future European Patrol Corvette (EPC). (Image: Naval Group)

Romania has joined the effort to develop a future surface ship under the PESCO European Patrol Corvette (EPC) project.

Although the Romanian MoD and PESCO had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication, the Romanian flag now sits alongside that of France, Greece, Italy and Spain on the EPC page of the PESCO website

Romania's entry into the effort was first reported by Naval Defence

The pan-European project seeks to develop a new class of ships with a modular and flexible approach allowing it to undertake a swathe of missions. The project intends to design and develop a 3,000t vessel.

The extent of the Romanian involvement and how many vessels the country

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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