Innovation and new technologies are driving the OPV market and creating new requirements for the world’s navies. To remain leading prime contractors, solution providers need to embrace the change to respond to the nations’ needs. Hear from Brian Johnson, Business Development Director at BAE Systems Maritime, a key sponsor of OPV 2018, on:
- Industry partnerships to meet the nations’ requirements
- Integrating innovative solutions from new partners
- Three trends driving the OPV market
"Our timing for these vessels couldn't be better": Commander Corey Gleason on the new Canadian Arctic OPVs
Canada’s acquisition of six Harry DeWolf Class Arctic OPVs is very timely, as the opening of the Arctic is creating new strategic challenges. Commander Corey Gleason, future Commanding Officer of the first AOPV and speaker at OPV 2018 shares here his exclusive insight on how these vessels will:
- help tackle Arctic challenges
- support Canada’s maritime security enforcement
- improve data management and situational awareness through high-end technological capabilities
Offshore Patrol Vessels are the fastest growing segment of the Naval Vessels market and a lot is happening in this space. Ahead of OPV 2018, we compiled this market report with information on:
- US Coast Guard's current procurement of 90 cutters
- Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency's OPV procurement
- Canada's Arctic OPV programme
- Portugal's Viana do Castelo class OPV programme
- UK's River-class OPV programme
The Offshore Patrol Vessels market is booming. It is set to hold a 27% share over the next ten years in the global vessel market. While many countries cannot afford the guideline to put 2% of their GDP into NATO’s overall budget, the focus has been put on navies and coastguards around the world to respond to potential disputes, such as the growing influence of the Russian Navy in the Balkans or to assist during humanitarian crises.
Read our exclusive interview on the industry’s insight into the overall OPV Market with Mr Piet Van Rooij, manager design and proposal at Damen Shipyard HQ in Gorinchem, Netherlands.
Take a look at an exclusive sample of those attending the Offshore Patrol Vessels Conference.