Navantia has developed a complete family of ships with different sizes and adapted to different missions, sharing design standard and philosophy, so each product can benefit from what they have learned with previous patrol vessels. In addition, this mindset enhances the capability of adapting the desired design to the specific requirements of each client.
Considering four very different types of missions (research, support, patrol and combat) as well as a wide range of displacements from 300 t. to 3,000 t., the AVANTE family covers the entire spectrum of patrol vessels, either as missile launches, hydrographic vessels, coast guard vessels, high-altitude patrol boats or combat prepared patrol vessels.
The diverse platforms offer is complemented with multiple design solutions which can be added depending on the specific missions and client requirements. Thus, they can be configured with flight platforms for aerial media operations, hangar, hybrid propulsion plants, auxiliary vessels (RHIBS), capability to operate multi-mission modules containers, etc. In addition, the ship reamains prepared to incorporate future equipment to increase its capabilities with no need of major reforms (philosophy “prepared to, but without”).
Finally, regarding the combat, weapons and sensors system, Navantia has experience both in incorporating in-house systems (remaining platform and system design under a single provider responsibility) and in integrating other suppliers systems into the system.