ABS AIP for VARD’s Next Generation OPV

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to VARD Marine for its 115-meter next generation offshore patrol vessel (NGOPV) design. The VARD 7 115 NGOPV caters to a range of mission requirements, including air, surface, and sub-surface surveillance and engagement capabilities. The vessel arrangement offers a multi-mission bay and a set-down area for containerized mission payloads, with a configuration that…

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Kongsberg Sonar for New Norwegian Coast Guard Ships

August 19, 2020 – Kongsberg Maritime is celebrating the signing of a contract with Vard to deliver its market-leading sonars to the Norwegian Coastguard. The sonars will be used on board three new craft planned for launch between 2022 and 2024, replacing the existing Nordkapp-class vessels. KONGSBERG will equip the new 136-metre, ice-strengthened vessels with its SS1221 sonars, which boast…

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