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Patrol Boats on Parade

November 28, 2009
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Impressive video from Austal.

Hat tip to Lee Wahler!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. D. E. Reddick permalink
    December 1, 2009 12:48 pm

    Mike,

    The Danes do seem to be some of the leading innovators when it comes to naval design and construction. Just look at the Absalom-class support ships and the follow-on frigates built upon the same basic hull-form. They’re building large, effective ships for a lot less money that what’s spent on ships in the US & UK. I imagine we’ll be seeing patrol boats or PCs & OPVs built very inexpensively in those Danish shipyards.

  2. Mike Burleson permalink*
    December 1, 2009 11:45 am

    D.E. this is excellent! the calling of our time, IMHO.

  3. D. E. Reddick permalink
    December 1, 2009 11:06 am

    Eagle1 over at EagleSpeak is noting that Denmark has found a creative way to keep their shipyards busy. They are going to be building anti-piracy patrol craft for African navies & coast guards.

    Denmark plans anti-pirate fleet

    DENMARK is reportedly planning to build a fleet of patrol ships for African coastguards to fight Somali pirates.

    The Danish Shipowners’ Association has been talking to a range of East African countries about a plan, Maritime Danmark reported.

    The DSA was not available to discuss details with Fairplay today, but the Danish newspaper DR Nyheder reported that the project would be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The plan would see the fleet built at Danish yards, financed in part with money from the UN’s development aid budget.

    The DSA’s Jan Fritz Hansen said: “We see that attacks are happening a long way from the coast, and the pirates cannot do that without mother ships,” the newspaper reported.

    He said the new patrol ships could “block the pirates” and report the position of mother ships.

    http://www.mschoa.org/FairplayStoryDisplay.aspx?articlename=dn0020091130000010

  4. Cliff Roberts permalink
    November 30, 2009 1:32 am

    Nice. Found some more on the Austal website too

    Trinidad Coast Guard (98 foot, 40 knots)

    Maltese Armed Forces (70 foot, 28 knots)

    Also what seems to be a new video of LCS-2 trimaran here

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