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OPV river flows for Royal Navy

9th December 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas, Tim Fish in London


The long expected contract for ships four and five of the River-class Batch 2 programme for the Royal Navy (RN) was announced on 8 November. 

The £287 million deal brings the total cost of the programme for the vessels and support services to £635 million.

The contract for the first three vessels amounted to £348 million, which roughly saw each ship cost £116 million. The latest deal will see the last two vessels, named Tamar and Spey once in service, come to £143.5 million each, although it should be noted that support services are mentioned as being part of the

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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