UK: Rolls-Royce Introduces New Design of Maritime Patrol Craft

first_img View post tag: Patrol UK: Rolls-Royce Introduces New Design of Maritime Patrol Craft View post tag: Defence View post tag: craft View post tag: News by topic View post tag: design Industry news View post tag: Rolls-Royce September 12, 2013 Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Rolls-Royce Introduces New Design of Maritime Patrol Craft View post tag: Defense View post tag: New View post tag: Introduces View post tag: Maritime Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new design of maritime patrol craft at the Defence & Security Event International (DSEI) in London.The first of a ‘protection vessel family’ of designs, is a new 55-metre craft featuring a range of equipment from Rolls-Royce (stabilisers, thrusters, steering gear, fixed pitch propellers) and MTU (diesels, diesel generators, Callosum IPMS), offering a cost-effective design that can be tailored to mission requirements.Weighing around 500 tonnes, the new vessel is suited to patrol, search and rescue and interception duties. A 90-metre version of the craft will be on offer by the end of the year, with a 75-metre design following in 2014.Garry Mills, Rolls-Royce, Chief of Naval Ship Design, said: “Coastal protection and offshore patrol vessels is a growing sector and this new design offers multi-purpose capability, incorporating core design elements that are replicated across the family of vessels.“Our customers often face short timescales in the procurement of this type of craft, and having a scalable, cost effective offering is essential.“There is a growing trend of commercial marine technology crossing into naval markets as governments seek cost reduction through proven capability. Naval vessels generally comprise many disparate and complex technologies, and that’s what Rolls-Royce, with its broad product base, is good at integrating bespoke whole-ship systems to minimise programme risk.”Building on its success in the commercial marine market, Rolls-Royce established its Bristol-based naval ship design team last year which is focused on four key naval vessel types – naval auxiliaries, offshore/coastal patrol vessels, fast attack craft and naval ice-breakers.[mappress]Press Release, September 12, 2013; Image: Rolls-Royce View post tag: Navylast_img

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