New OPV for Senegal

Offshore patrol capabilities enhanced.

Senegal takes delivery of new offshore patrol vessel

The Senegalese Navy has received its new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Kedougou from STX France Lorient, and will use it for patrolling Senegal’s coast.

The delivery of the OPV 45 vessel was announced by STX France on 2 April, with the shipyard saying that the Senegalese Navy was fully satisfied with the 45.8 metre long vessel. The Kedougou recently completed sea trials in France. Now that she has been delivered to Senegal, the ship will be armed with a 20 mm gun and two 12.7 mm machineguns.

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Source: defenceweb.co.za

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