MES awarded contract to provide Navigation and Communications outfit for HMS Tamar and HMS Spey

Marine Electronic Systems (MES) has been contracted by BAE Systems to provide the Navigation & Communications Outfit for two further Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to be built for the Royal Navy. HMS Tamar and HMS Spey will be the fourth and fifth River Class Batch 2 Vessels.

This contract is a continuation of the order already placed with MES for the first three River Class Batch 2 Vessels. The combined outfit is comprised of over 40 systems and are an evolution of those provided by MES on earlier Amazonas Class vessels for the Brazilian Navy or earlier RN OPVs.

Once work is complete on HMS Spey in 2019 MES will have had at least one active OPV programme annually for in excess of 25 years totalling 18 vessels. All of which have been built in the UK.

Image courtesy of BAE Systems.