Shipbuilding

Coastal patrol vessel

The prototype vessel is over 43,25 m long and is fitted with the 30-mm automatic gun, two manually operable 12,7-mm machine guns and four manportable air defense rocket systems. The introduction of the coastal patrol vessel (CPV) into operational service presents another project modernization and development of new capacities of the Croatian Navy.

The prototype vessel is over 43,25 m long and is fitted with the 30-mm automatic gun, two manually operable 12,7-mm machine guns and four manportable air defense rocket systems. The introduction of the coastal patrol vessel (CPV) into operational service presents another project modernization and development of new capacities of the Croatian Navy.

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

  • Length | overall 43,25 m
  • Length | on water line 39.11 m
  • Breadth | max 8.00 m
  • Breadth | hull 7.50 m
  • Draft I 2,87m
  • Speed I 28 knots

CPV is based on the technologies, methods, and experiences of the proven designs used by the Croatian Navy for past decades. Smaller patrol ships are known to be more efficient than the large ones. All design phases are made in Croatian companies (tactical study, feasibility study, initial design, model tests, basic design, and workshop design). The adaptable design is well suited to the export market and can be changed according to individual customer needs, ensuring they can meet the operational requirements of navies around the world.

One remotely operated stabilized 30 mm naval gun system, installed on the main deck forward at the centerline, ensuring a wide field of gun action. Such configurations incorporate advanced features as remote operation, a built-in electro-optic sensor system for autonomous operation, day and night operation, stabilized turret, automatic target tracking (detect, track and fire on the move) and ballistic computation. Stabilized turret enables the line-of-sight of the gun to be aimed at the target at all times. Due to the stabilization feature, the system can perform precise firings against stationary or moving targets while the platform is on-the-move.

Two 360° pedestals for 12.7 mm machine gun (of M2HB type, e.g.), situated starboard and portside on the superstructure, ensuring a wide field of gun action with the same level of protection assured by open bridge wing structure. EOS - Electric-optical Surveillance (EOS) system for observation, search and recognition of targets at sea and in the air, and weapons control. It contains next sensors: Thermal Camera (3-5 μm cooled thermal imager, resolution: 640x480 pixels), Day Camera (minimum 20x optical zoom, resolution: 640x480 pixels) and Laser Range Finder (range: 100-20000m, accuracy ± 5 metres, divergence: < 1 mrad).

MEASURES FOR TECHNICAL SAFETY AND COMBAT ENDURANCE

NCB protection of the crew using ship decontamination station and so-called citadel protection systems (spaces in the superstructure and hull from FR 23 to FR 50 can be hermetically closed and fitted with filtrated NCB ventilation system). In order to protect outer superstructure and hull plates from contamination, ship is fitted with sprinkling system. When NCB protection is activated all inlets and outlets are closed automatically using gas proof dampers.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

Ship waves motion stabilization system with active fins stabilization system.

Fast intervention RHIB boat is equipped with:

  • inboard diesel engine with waterjet propulsion which enables speed up to 40 kN with 6 crew onboard and range of 60 NM.
  • LOA: 7,7 m
  • Aluminium hull
  • Jockey seats for 6 crew member
  • Light machine gun mounting possibility
  • Navigational lights and equipment according COLREG 72

Possibility of fast launch/recover up to sea state 3 and ship speed min 5 kN.

Stern platform with movable ladder for divers or other people in the sea.

Firefighting system with a 50 m range monitor.

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