Nitschke, Stefan
June 2006
Naval Forces;2006, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p87
The article focuses on the growing market for offshore patrol vessels(OPV) or corvettes triggered by the need for homeland security and counterterrorism in the U.S. The OPV is designed to perform varied operations ranging from offshore protection, surveillance to crackdown on illegal activities. The OPV has been effective for markets to the maritime forces, Coast Guard and law enforcement agencies.


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