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Croatia orders four more coastal patrol vessels

Coastal patrol vessel Omis
Croatian defense ministry photo of coastal patrol vessel Omis

The Croatian defense ministry has signed a contract with shipbuilder Brodosplit for the delivery of an additional four Omis-class coastal patrol vessels to the Croatian Navy.

The contract signing on February 17 followed the delivery of the lead boat in the class on December 7, 2018, after several years of delay.

The newly-ordered boats are to be delivered between 2021 and 2023.

Worth noting is that the Omis-class patrol vessels are the first locally-built naval units. The 43,25-meter vessels carry Aselsan’s 30 mm SMASH remote controlled naval gun system, two Herstal 12,7mm machine guns and Strela manpads.

Omis-class vessels are designed for patrol, search and rescue, and EEZ protection missions.