Israel Shipyards Supplies Two OPV-45 Vessels to an African Navy

The offshore patrol vessels will be used by the customer to counter the increasing threat of piracy 

The OPV-45. Photo: Israel Shipyards

Israel Shipyards announced July 9 the delivery of two OPV-45 Offshore Patrol Vessels to an African navy. 

The agreement to supply the ships was signed in order to provide significant protection against the increasing threat of piracy in the region. The agreement includes ongoing support and training of the technical and operational teams as well as the creation of a maintenance program within the framework of the company’s Integration Logistic Support (ILS) services.

According to Eitan Zucker, CEO of Israel Shipyards, “Since the launch of the OPV 45 vessel at the IMDEX exhibition in Singapore last year, navies around the world have expressed great interest in this new vessel due to its cost-effectiveness and suitability for a wide range of missions. We believe that this vessel will make a significant contribution to maritime border protection in Africa.”