Defining a future role for the OPV
The International Offshore Patrol Vessel conference
will be hosted by the Spanish Navy in 2019.
With the EU NAVFOR Headquarters moving from the UK to Rota Naval Base in Cadiz Spain, the conference will provide a timely opportunity to engage with senior officers involved in this mission as well as see the expertise of the conference's industrial partner, Cluster Maritimo Naval Cadiz. In advancing these discussions, the 2019 edition will acknowledge an increasingly complex maritime security environment; an environment which demands an updated assessment of the role of the OPV
platform itself. Indeed, the need to understand the potential roles across the spectrum of conflict is growing in such a complex environment - should for instance the OPV
concept include adaptability and readiness to contribute to a high-intensity conflict scenario? Engaging in debate about where this type of platform sits within the broader constabulary and battle fleet is critical, if such concepts are to sustain their relevance and deliver robust capabilities for the future.Offshore Patrol Vessels 2018
was the most international year in the event's history. Representatives from over 25 nations attended, including Canada, Ghana, the USA, Malaysia, Oman, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Portugal, this is your only opportunity to address the challenges facing the global OPV
community, as they seek to define a future role for this critical maritime security platform.
Join us in September 2019 as we work to maximise situational awareness, upgrade inherent baseline capability and deliver a continuous patrol function for the OPV
Attend Offshore Patrol Vessels for your opportunity to:
- Define a blueprint for future builds which will maximise deployability, survivability and endurance for OPV operations in the complex environment
- Enable future deployed operations by better integrating and leveraging the advanced situational awareness and C2 capabilities of the OPV
- Execute multiple mission sets by integrating modularity and adaptability from the design phase - without compromising on baseline capability
- Approach continuous vessel operation and minimise downtime by implementing predictive approaches to sustainment, maintenance and support
- Network the OPV with unmanned and manned airborne assets to increase the platform's ability to patrol beyond line of sight
"The event is very interesting and ther information given is very useful for my job, the whole of the event team were excellent and very professional"
Ship Design Director, Mexican Navy
"Very interesting, especially the parts on maritime security operations. It was a good opportunity to know the best defence companies."
Captain, Italian Navy
"Great event, very well organised, very precise and very productive"
Vice President, ST Engineering