The Nova Systems’ SEA 1180 team began working on the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) project in 2014, bringing strong test and evaluation and project management expertise to the program.
What We Do
We continue to support this important national capability and in 2021, celebrated the launch of the NUSHIP Arafura – the first in a fleet of 12 OPVs being built for the Royal Australian Navy to replace the Armidale and Cape class patrol boats.
Our team is delivering in-depth engineering and naval experience to evaluate the OPV design along with access to our supply network of more than 300 local suppliers.
OPVs will primarily undertake constabulary missions and be the primary Australian Defence Force asset for maritime patrol and response duties.