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The tender for the construction of patrol ships for Australia won the German company

The German shipbuilding company Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG "won the tender for the construction of 12 patrol ships for the Royal Australian Navy, reports bmpd.

The head was built by the German company Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG for the Brunei Navy patrol ship Darussalam project PV80. A modified version of this project was selected for the construction of 12 OPV patrol ships for the Australian Navy.

The contract value will be 4 billion Australian dollars. All ships will be built in Australia.

The patrol ships construction program was adopted in Australia in 2009. It was originally planned to order the 20 multifunctional ships of the Offshore Combatant Vessel (OCV), however, the number of ships in the 2013 was corrected - only 12 ships of a purely patrol mission appear in the program today.

According to the resource, “the selected project of Lürssen is a ship about 80 meters long and with a standard displacement of about 1700 tons, and is a modified version of the PV80 project, according to which Lürssen had built four 80-meter Darussalam patrol ships for the Navy Brunei (delivered in 1625-2011) ”.

It is reported that "the ship must be armed with 40-mm artillery, have three 8,4-meter quick-launch semi-rigid motor boats, a takeoff platform for an average helicopter and the possibility of basing helicopter UAVs."

The crew of the ship - 40 people. The possibility of placing another 20-ti people. Ships should be equipped with ASBU, which will be supplied by the Australian branch of the Saab group.

At the final stage of the tender, the winning firm competed with the German company Fassmer, and the international group Damen Shipyards (headquartered in the Netherlands).
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Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 28 November 2017 13: 13
    Kangaroos will be massively rolled on these ships in order to disprove their presence in the fleet!
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 28 November 2017 13: 23
      Now even neighbors - penguins are afraid to attack Australia. laughing
  2. Svarog
    Svarog 28 November 2017 13: 19
    It would be surprising if the Russian company won the tender)
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 28 November 2017 13: 49
      Yeah, tomorrow at AvtoVAZ they will start collecting a test batch, along the way they will build a couple of aircraft carriers on the basis of Lada-Kalina!
      1. rudolff
        rudolff 28 November 2017 14: 03
        No, AvtoVAZ is now engaged in the production of space rockets, so it’s not up to the ships. AvtoVAZ President Igor Komarov became the head of the rocket and space industry a couple of years ago.
  3. san4es
    san4es 28 November 2017 14: 25
    Project PV80 Darussalam patrol ship.

    Displacement, t 1625
    Length, m 80
    Width, m 13
    Main power plant diesel, 2 x diesel MTU 12V-1163-TB9
    Power of the power plant, kW 8524
    Full speed, knots 20-22
    Autonomy, days Xnumx
    Crew, pers. Xnumx
    Artillery 1x 1 57-mm gun mount BAE Systems Bofors Mk 3 (on the 4th ship - 27-mm remotely controlled artillery mount Rheinmetall MLG27)
    Shock missile RCC MBDA Exocet MM40
    Aviation runway for helicopter type Sikorsky S-70 Blackhawk
  4. Sanichsan
    Sanichsan 28 November 2017 16: 48
    So. Stop! they haven’t found a German submarine yet, and they are already buying a German destroyer. and who will collect? reintegrated refugees from the middle east?
  5. Slovak
    Slovak 28 November 2017 21: 02
    It’s strange. There is only one of the most powerful space, sea and, in general, technically developed countries - 404. Probably, a small order was not interested ...