Spanish State-owned shipbuilding group Navantia has confirmed that, if its design is chosen for the South African Navy’s (SAN’s) new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), they will be built locally.
The SAN is seeking to procure new OPVs and inshore patrol vessels (IPVs) under Project Biro and Navantia is offering its BAM design for the OPV requirement. (BAM is the Spanish acronym for Maritime Action Vessel.) “If the BAM is selected by the SAN, the ships will be built in South Africa, with help and technology transfer from Navantia,” assures Navantia President José Manuel Revuelta.
NAVANTIA AND PARAMOUNT GROUP AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE INNOVATIVE, FLEXIBLE AND VALUE-ADDING NAVAL SOLUTIONS FOR AFRICAN STATES
Pretoria, 16 October 2015. Spanish Shipbuilder Navantia and African-based global defence and aerospace business, Paramount Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop naval systems and vessels that will meet the increasing demand of South Africa and other African states, for innovative and value-adding maritime solutions to bolster the security of their marine and coastal assets.
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Under an agreement to be finalised at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in the United Kingdom today, Paramount Group will market Griffon hovercraft in Africa while Griffon will market Paramount naval designs to the UK Ministry of Defence and other customers in Europe.
GRIFFON HOVERWORK LTD AND PARAMOUNT GROUP PARTNER TO PROPEL INNOVATIVE MARITIME SOLUTIONS FOR AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN MARKETS
London, 16 September 2015. Paramount Group, the African based global defence group and Griffon Hoverwork Ltd, the world’s leading hovercraft manufacturer, signed a cooperative agreement today, revealing a number of global projects that will bring British hovercraft capability to Sub-Saharan Africa and innovative South African designed and developed naval solutions to European customers.