Na­van­tia to build two OPVs for the Span­ish Navy


The Govern­ment of Spain has ac­quired two new OPVs (BAM) for the Span­ish Navy, fol­low­ing the se­ries of four al­ready in ser­vice, built by Na­van­tia from 2006 to 2012. The ship is mod­er­ately­sized with a to­tal length of be­tween 90 me­tres and 95 me­tres and a dis­place­ment of 2,400-2,500 tonnes, a small crew and a high level of hab­it­abil­ity. It is a high-per­for­mance ship with great ver­sa­til­ity re­gard­ing mis­sions, en­joys a high level of sys­tem com­mon­al­ity with other Span­ish Navy ships, and has low ac­qui­si­tion and life-cy­cle costs.

Her main mis­sions are: Pro­tec­tion and es­cort of other ships; Con­trol of mar­itime traf­fic; Con­trol and neu­tral­i­sa­tion of ter­ror­ist ac­tions and piracy; Op­er­a­tions against drug traf­fick­ing and the traf­fic in per­sons; Mar­itime res­cue and sal­vage op­er­a­tions; Cri­sis sit­u­a­tion sup­port and hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tance; Con­trol of fish­ing leg­is­la­tion and Con­trol of en­vi­ron­men­tal and anti-pol­lu­tion leg­is­la­tion.

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