NAVANTIA presents the AVANTE family in IDEX

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IDEX is the optimum frame for Navantia to show the AVANTE family OPV’s to the area.

Navantia achieves a wide experience in the design and construction of this kind of vessels. It has recently built four units for the Spanish Navy (Avante 3000) and four units of each class for the Venezuelan Navy (Avante 2200 and Avante 1400).

The Avante 3000 has a length of 93.90 m, a displacement of over 2,900 tones and a maximum speed of 21 knots. It is a moderately sized, high performance ship with great versatility regarding missions and has low acquisition and life cycle costs. Her main missions are the protection and escort of other ships, the control of maritime traffic, terrorist actions, piracy, fishing legislation and environmental legislation, operations against drug and persons trafficking, and crisis situation support and humanitarian assistance.

The Avante 2200 has a length of 98.90 meters, a displacement of 2,200 tonnes and a maximum speed of 25 knots. It is able to perform a variety of missions such as surveillance and protection of the exclusive economic zone, protection of maritime traffic, defence of strategic interests, search and rescue operations, support for other units and humanitarian actions, control of marine pollution, the fight against smuggling, drug trafficking and illegal immigratation, surveillance and gathering of operational and environmental intelligence, surface defence and passive electronic warfare

The Avante 1400 has a length overall of 79.90 metres and the capacity to displace 1,500 tonnes and reach a maximum speed of 22 knots.

These ships will be able to carry out a wide variety of missions such as coastal surveillance and protection, protection of maritime traffic, health assistance to other ships, external firefighting, the fight and control of marine pollution, transport of personnel and provisions, search and rescue operations, rapid intervention, frogmen support, surface defence and passive electronic warfare.

The AVANTE family vessels are adaptable to perform the typical missions of the Arabian Gulf as:

  • Patrolling
  • Maritime safety
  • Securing economical waters and islands.
  • Securing gas and oil rigs
  • Securing coastal boundaries.
  • Search and Rescue
  • Law enforcement

    And the ship and systems are specially designed to operate in environmental conditions of high air and seawater temperatures.

    Furthermore, the hull materials, the building process and the ships’ design itself are defined in such a way that the AVANTE family ships can operate under heavy dust/sand storms.

    The pieces of equipment design and material are able operate under high humidity up to nearly 100% in conjunction to somewhat lower ambient temperatures than 50ºC.



    The materials used and protection are defined considering that the ships will be able to operate in aggressive seawater with the presence of industrial pollutants and a higher than usual salt content.