Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia has been selected by Saab Australia to provide the latest version of its Vigy Engage electro-optical surveillance and fire control multisensor system as part of the situational awareness suite to equip 12 new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) being procured for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under Project SEA 1180.
Lürssen Australia, bidding a variant of its OPV80 design, was contracted to deliver the Project SEA 1180 programme in January. The first two OPVs will be built at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia, with the remaining 10 to be constructed at the Henderson Maritime Precinct in Western Australia from 2020.
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