Offshore Patrol Vessels HMAS Arafura (OPV 1)

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Offshore Patrol Vessels HMAS Arafura (OPV 1) 0Offshore Patrol Vessels HMAS Arafura (OPV 1) 1

Classification

Type:
type: Patrol craft

Basic information

Namesake:
Indian Ocean Sea between Australia, New Guinea and Tanimbar and Kai Islands
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: ASC Pty Ltd
Ordered:
Laid down:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
1640 t
Length:
80 m
Beam (overall):
13 m
Draught:
4 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * 4,250 kW (5,700 hp) diesel engines
Speed:
20 knots
Range:
4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi)

Crew

Complement:
40
Mission crew:
60

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • SAAB Situational Awareness System (SAS) with Saab EOS500 electro-optical fire control director
  • Terma SCANTER 6002 radar
  • Safran Vigy Engage electro-optical surveillance and fire control multisensor system
Armament:
  • 1 * 40 mm Oto Marlin 40
  • 2 * .50 calibre machine guns
  • 2 * 8.5 metre sea boats (side launched)
  • 1 * 10.5 metre sea boat (stern launched)
Aircraft:
  • Small flight deck

HMAS Arafura (OPV 1), named to represent Australia's interests in the Arafura Sea, is the lead ship of the Arafura-class Offshore Patrol Vessels currently under construction for the Royal Australian Navy. The ship is based on the Lürssen OPV80 design, and is being constructed by ASC Pty Ltd at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Osborne, South Australia.

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