Event Date/Time: Sep 28, 2006
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Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) offer an interesting alternative to navies looking at the future balance of their surface fleets in the 21st Century. They provide a viable way to maintain hull numbers in an environment of ever decreasing defence budgets. These versatile craft are capable of a range of functions and can vary enormously depending upon specific national requirements. However, key questions remain unanswered regarding the desirability of operating a large fleet of Offshore Patrol Vessels. How useful are they in conflict situations? Can a truly multi-role OPV retain its cost effectiveness? And do large numbers of OPVs compromise high-end capabilities?
Defence IQ is running Europe’s first dedicated conference on Offshore Patrol Vessels to help answer these questions and many more
For more information about this conference or to register go to www.iqpc.co.uk/gb-2736/diary ring +44 (0)207 368 9300 or email enquire@iqpc.co.uk