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Italian OPV Paolo Thaon di Revel conducts drills with Bahraini Navy.

| 2022

According to a tweet published by EMASoh on December 27, 2022, the Italian Thaon di Revel-class Offshore Patrol Vessel Paolo Thaon di Revel conducted drills with the Royal Bahrain Naval Force's Al Fateh.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Italian Offshore Patrol Vessel Paolo Thaon di Revel with the Bahraini Al Fateh. (Picture source: EMASoH)

Paolo Thaon di Revel (P430) is the lead ship of Paolo Thaon di Revel-class offshore patrol vessel. Paolo Thaon di Revel was laid down on 9 May 2017 at Fincantieri Muggiano and launched on 15 June 2019.

The Thaon di Revel class (also known as PPA) is planned to replace four Soldati-class light patrol frigates and eight Minerva-class corvettes between 2021/2035.

The class, designed with a high level of modularity and automation, will be delivered in a full, a light+ and a light configuration in terms of different sensors and equipments embarked and can perform multiple functions, ranging from patrol with sea rescue capacity to civil protection operations and, in its most highly equipped version, first line fighting vessel.

The Light configuration has only gun armament. The Light+ and Full options also mount Aster anti-aircraft missiles and torpedoes. All configuration have the option to mount TESEO "EVO" MK2/E anti-ship missile launchers.

The Offshore Patrol Vessels have a length of 143 m (469 ft 2 in), a beam of 16.5 m (54 ft 2 in), and a draught of 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in). They can reach a top speed of 31.6 knots (58.5 km/h; 36.4 mph).

The vessels are also capable of operating high-speed vessels such as RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) up to 11 meters long through lateral cranes or a hauling ramp located at the far stern.

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