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Uruguay interested in Norway’s Nordkapp vessels as alternative to OPVs

Uruguay has expressed, in government-to-government negotiations, its interest in acquiring the Nordkapp class vessels that the Norwegian Coast Guard is decommissioning.

The class consists of three vessels, launched between 1981 and 1982, with a displacement of 3,200 tons and 105 meters in length, powered by four Wichmann 9AXAG engines that allow them to reach a speed of 22 knots and a range of 7,500 miles.

Its crew comprises 55 sailors plus six personnel to operate the helicopter, which can be transported in a hangar.

Electronics include a Hensoldt TRS-3D ES radar, a CelsiusTech 9LV 218 . . .

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