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"Meteoro" OPV, against piracy

The Spanish Navy “Meteoro” OPV started started in April 2018, for the third time, its participation in the Atalanta European  mission against piracy in the western Indian Ocean. The “Meteoro” replaced on this occasion the Spanish AOR “Cantabria”, both built by Navantia.

In its fight against piracy in this area, the “Meteoro” OPV provides protection, mainly, to the ships within the United Nations World Food Program, as well as to the fishing vessels that operate in the nearby waters.

PATROL VESSELS

Construction and launching of the MAV (Marine Action Vessel)

NAVANTIA San Fernando: Time-lapse P-45 "Audaz" construction

Construction process of the future Maritime Action Ship 'Audaz' built by Navantia for the Spanish Navy in San Fernando, Cádiz

NAVANTIA Ferrol: Time-Lapse assembly of PR01A block (MAV 'Furor')

Assembly of the bow block corresponding to the future Maritime Action Vessel built by Navantia in Ferrol for the Spanish Navy

Sea trials of the MAV "Rayo"

The Maritime Action Vessel (MAV) has a moderate size, a reduced endowment and a high level of habitability and permanence at sea, with great versatility in terms of the missions to be carried out, a high level of commonality with other vessels and a reduced cost.

Sea trials

Sea trials of the Maritime Action Vessel P-43 'Relámpago".