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UNPAV-class

Class overview
Name: UNPAV
Builders: Intermarine, Sarzana (La Spezia)
Operators:  Marina Militare
Cost: € (Eur) 42 million for first 2 vessels
Built: 2016-2019
In commission: 2019
Planned: 2
Laid up: 1
General characteristics
Type: Patrol boat
Displacement: 185 t (182 long tons) full load
Length:
  • - 43 m (141 ft 1 in) LOA
  • - 36.25 m (118 ft 11 in) LPP
Beam:
  • - 9.2 m (30 ft 2 in) LOA
  • - 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in) LPP
Propulsion:
Speed: +32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph) (other source reports for 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph) [3])
Range: 1,500 nmi (2,800 km; 1,700 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Endurance: 10 days with 9 crew/troops
Complement:
  • - 9 crew + 20 COMSUBIN troops
  • - 27+2 beds
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament:
  • - 1 × Oto Melara Hitfist 12,7 mm, remotized
  • - 4 x machine gun
Notes:
  • - stern ramp for RHIB 7,5 m
  • - fuel tank: 35 m3 F76
  • - fresh water tank: 4m3
  • - ammunition depot: about 1 t (0.98 long tons)

UNPAV (Unità Navale Polivalente Alta Velocità) is a new high-speed multipurpose patrol boat class of the Marina Militare.[4]
Italian company Intermarine has begun building two high-speed multipurpose vessels for the Marina Militare, as part of a wider fleet rebuilding programme being delivered under the 'Legge Navale' (or 'naval law').[5]

Design

The vessels will embark special forces units from the navy and other Italian services, as well as deploying naval diving units.
The vessels carry a crew of nine and can embark up to 20 additional personnel. The vessels are expected to have an endurance of 10 days with nine on board.
The hull and superstructure are designed to reduce radar, infrared (IR), and acoustic signatures.
Ballistic protection is also provided for operating areas on the platform.
The platforms are expected to receive a scaled-down fit of the same integrated navigation and command, control, and communications (C3) suite selected for larger vessels being delivered under the 'Legge Navale', Leonardo-Finmeccanica SADOC Mk4.

Ships

 Marina Militare - UNPAV (Unità Navali Polivalenti Alta Velocità - High-speed multipurpose vessels) class
Name Pennant
number
Hull
number
Laid down Launched Commissioned Notes
UNPAV 1 September 2016 October 2018 December 2019
UNPAV 2 2017 2018 September 2019

See also

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