VT Shipbuilding Gains OPV (H) Nod

February 2005
Sea Power;Feb2005, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p42
Reports on the negotiation of VT Shipbuilding with the Great Britain Ministry of Defense for the construction of a new 80-meter offshore patrol vessel in the U.S. Assessment of competitive bids to replace the two castle-class offshore patrol vessels; Cost of the initial program to build and operate the vessel; Agreement between Great Britain defense firm Qinetiq and the Philippines for the first phase of the three-phase modernization program for the three Emilio Jacinto-class OPVs; Components of phase 1 modernization program.


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