Defining a Future Role for the OPV

Offshore Patrol Vessels 2018 will examine the platform across its life cycle. As the maritime security environment grows increasingly complex, OPV users require an updated assessment of the role the patrol vessel should play. Can it step up to support the broader battle fleet in a higher intensity conflict scenario, in addition to its conventional role? If so, what might the implications of such a role might be for the design, deployment and sustainment of the future platform? 

Split across three days, OPV 2018 will undertake to answer one question: how can the OPV sustain its relevance in the future operating environment? At the granular level, the conference agenda will examine the OPV across its life cycle. Topics will include design modularity, through-life management and modernisation, automation, combat systems, communications systems, unmanned platform integration and multi-mission readiness. The forum looks to identify opportunities for collaborative capability development, and targets an OPV blueprint which is interoperable at a technical and tactical level.

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Attend Offshore Patrol Vessels for your opportunity to:

Interactive Sessions

Network with the largest and most diverse global gathering of the OPV community in the world.

Real Situation Analysis

Gain technical insight and understanding into the latest designs with presentations from public and private sector shipyards.

ISO Technical Committee

Benefit from strategic analysis of current maritime security concerns delivered by Admirals and Commander from navies and coast guards.

Reduce Costs and Improve Quality

Share lessons learnt from a vast array of mission sets, ranging from law enforcement to environmental protection, gain insight into adapting OPV design to emerging missions.

Networking Opportunities

Explore the latest technological developments in modularity, systems arrangement, propulsion and ship-based unmanned systems.

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