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Nigeria approves procurement of two new offshore patrol vessels

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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the purchase of two new 1 800 ton Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Nigerian Navy...

Navy budget in doldrums

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Despite a stated requirement for patrol vessels (Project Biro), the South Africa Navy's already-tiny budget will grow at just 7.6 percent over...

Sekunjalo out of bid to manage marine patrol fleet

The Sekunjalo Consortium, which had been the preferred bidder for a R800 million tender to police South Africa's marine resources for five...

Biro moved right again?

The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) suggest that the South African Navy's (SAN) Project Biro has been postponed. "The projected increase of...

Navantia commissions OPV for the Spanish Navy

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On 6th. February, Navantia has commissioned BAM “Relámpago” for the Spanish Navy, in a ceremony presided by the Minister of Defence, Pedro Morenés.The ceremony...

Navantia commissions OPV for the Spanish Navy

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On 6th. February, Navantia has commissioned BAM "Relámpago" for the Spanish Navy, in a ceremony presided by the Minister of Defence, Pedro...

Brazil buys ocean patrol vessels

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The Brazilian Navy has signed a contract worth £133 million with BAE Systems for the supply of three ocean patrol vessels and...

NZ finally receive Australian-built OPV

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The Royal New Zealand Navy has finally taken delivery of its latest offshore patrol vessel, the NZ$90-million 85-metre, 1600mt, HMNZS Otago, built...

Biro, Hotel shows up in Navy SDA

The National Treasury has started funding the South African Navy's acquisition of a new survey ship and off-shore patrol vessels. The Estimates of...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...