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Austal contract for two 72m High Speed Support Vessels is for the Royal Navy of Oman.


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Naval Industry News - Australia, Oman
 
 
 
Austal contract for two 72m High Speed Support Vessels is for the Royal Navy of Oman
 
Austal announced earlier this year that it has been awarded a contract from a naval customer in the Middle East for the design, construction and integrated logistics support of two new 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs) based on the U.S. Navy's Joint High Speed Vessels design. It now appears that this customer is the Royal Navy of Oman.
     
Austal announced earlier this year that it has been awarded a contract from a naval customer in the Middle East for the design, construction and integrated logistics support of two new 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs) based on the U.S. Navy's Joint High Speed Vessels design. It now appears that this customer is the Royal Navy of Oman.
Rendering of Austal's High Speed Support Vessel (HSSV) currently being built for the Royal Navy of Oman. Note the Royal Air Force of Oman NH90 Helicopter on the helipad.
Image: Austal
     
The value of the contract is approximately US$124.9 million.

Austal will construct the HSSVs at its shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. Construction of the first vessel is expected to commence in CY2014, with the second vessel expected to be delivered in CY2016.

The HSSVs will be deployed with a similar mission to the Joint High Speed Vessels currently being constructed by Austal for the US Navy at the Company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
     
Austal announced earlier this year that it has been awarded a contract from a naval customer in the Middle East for the design, construction and integrated logistics support of two new 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs) based on the U.S. Navy's Joint High Speed Vessels design. It now appears that this customer is the Royal Navy of Oman.
Rendering of Austal's High Speed Support Vessel (HSSV) currently being built for the Royal Navy of Oman. Note the Royal Air Force of Oman NH90 Helicopter on the helipad.
Image: Austal

     
The HSSVs will offer a range of capabilities to support naval operations, including helicopter operations, rapid deployment of military personnel and cargo, and search and rescue operations.

Basic specifications of future Royal Navy of Oman HSSVs:
Hull number: 390 & 391
Hull type: Catamaran
Length: 72.50 metres
Capacity: 320 tonnes, 69 Crew, 69 fixed berths, 250 personnel seating
Speed: 35 knots

 
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