DESIGN. DEPLOY. SUSTAIN

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

Define a blueprint for future builds which will maximise deployability, survivability and endurance for OPV operations in the complex environment

Real Situation Analysis

Enable future deployed operations by better integrating and leveraging the advanced situational awareness and C2 capabilities of the OPV


ISO Technical Committee

Execute multiple mission sets by integrating modularity and adaptability from the design phase – without compromising on baseline capability


Reduce Costs and Improve Quality

Approach continuous vessel operation and minimise downtime by implementing predictive approaches to sustainment, maintenance and support 

Networking Opportunities

Network the OPV with unmanned and manned airborne assets to increase the platform’s ability to patrol beyond line of sight


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