May 06 2010
French shipbuilder DCNS has decided to fund the construction of a Gowind-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV).
The OPV will demonstrate the shipbuilder's capabilities in the corvette/OPV market and improve its design and production methods, said a DCNS Group release.
Once completed, the vessel will be offered to the French navy for three years, group officials said.
The navy could then demonstrate the vessel's capabilities in operational environments.
The Gowind vessel will...
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