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September 10, 2013

Rolls-Royce unveils new design for maritime patrol vessel

UK-based Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new design of maritime patrol craft at the Defence & Security Event International (DSEI) in London, UK.

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UK-based Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new design of maritime patrol craft at the Defence & Security Event International (DSEI) in London, UK.

The new 55m craft, which showcases the first of a ‘protection vessel family’ of designs, weighs around 500t.

The vessel features equipment such as stabilisers, thrusters, steering gear, fixed-pitch propellers supplied by Rolls-Royce, and diesels, diesel generators and Callosum IPMS from MTU.

The vessel is suitable for patrol, search and rescue, and interception duties.

The next design will be a 90m version of the craft, which will be offered by the end of 2013, while a 75m design is expected to be launched in 2014.

Rolls-Royce naval ship design chief Garry Mills said coastal protection and offshore patrol vessels represent a growing sector and the new design offers ‘multi-purpose capability, incorporating core design elements that are replicated across the family of vessels’.

"Our customers often face short timescales in the procurement of this type of craft, and having a scalable, cost-effective offering is essential," Mills said.

"There is a growing trend of commercial marine technology crossing into naval markets as governments seek cost reduction through proven capability," Mills added.


Image: Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new maritime patrol vessel design at DSEI in London. Credit: Rolls-Royce.

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