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Euronaval 2016: Kership introduces the “Armed to the teeth” OPV 52

EURONAVAL 2016 Online Show Daily - Press Release
Euronaval 2016: Kership introduces the “Armed to the teeth” OPV 52
Were you already impressed by Kership’s OPV 45 offshore patrol vessel? Then wait to see its big sister, the OPV 52 unveiled by the French ship builder at this 25th edition of Euronaval 2016 exhibition in Paris. The OPV 52 is KERSHIP’s answer to customers requesting a new generation of heavily armed OPV.
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The OPV 52 is a compact and versatile vessel able to meet the operational requirements of the current maritime environment, from patrol missions in the EEZ to littoral defence operations thanks to advanced on board equipment and fast intervention capabilities. The OPV 52 design benefits from C-SHARP® innovative hull shape for unmatched global performances.

The OPV 52 features increased search capabilities with panoramic bridge, fast launching and recovery of intervention RHIB through a stern ramp. It is also equipped with POLARIS ® sea proven mission management system. Thanks to its patented innovative C-SHARP ® hull, which has also been unveiled by Kership at this 25th edition of Euronaval, it features unmatched autonomy, seakeeping and operability performances.

The model showcased at Euronaval features a 40mm main gun, an MBDA SIMBAD RC short range surface to air defence system, 4x MBDA Marte anti-ship missiles, and 2x Nexter Narwhal RWS.

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