In an thrilling improvement for the Royal Australian Navy Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Program, crew coaching has kicked off. Over the previous three years, Luerssen Australia along with the Functionality Acquisition and Sustainment Group and the Royal Australian Navy has analysed and designed a particular coaching bundle to organize incoming OPV crews. The coaching is a consolidation of teacher led and scholar self-paced studying and supplies a sensible atmosphere through 3D simulation to organize sailors and officers to function the OPVs. The crew are capable of immerse themselves in a totally rendered 3D atmosphere which is able to enable them to familiarise themselves with the person compartments, rooms and tools previous to boarding the vessel for the primary time in actual life.

The coaching shall be delivered on the OPV Coaching Centre at HMAS Stirling on Backyard Island and it’s anticipated to take roughly six months for every crew. All crew posted to an OPV will undertake the familiarisation course, in addition to quite a lot of operator and maintainer programs relying on their function. Luerssen Australia’s devoted Coaching Workforce will ship the programs, lots of whom are Navy veterans who convey years of expertise to assist gear up the following technology. Luerssen Australia is using Australian staff, in Australian shipyards, utilizing Australian metal to supply the Royal Australian Navy with the Australian made vessels it wants for the long run.


Luerssen Australia Chief Govt Officer, Jens Nielsen, stated,” this is a vital milestone and is proud to be serving to the primary crew get able to deploy. “The graduation of OPV crew coaching is one other essential achievement in Luerssen. Australia’s supply of the Arafura OPV Program. This coaching as soon as once more reveals Luerssen Australia is dedicated to delivering the Navy the potential it wants as quickly as doable. The primary OPV, NUSHIP Arafura, was launched in December final 12 months, and we’ve 4 different vessels below building in South Australia and Western Australia. Luerssen Australia has a long-term technique for constructing and sustaining minor warships and
massive vessels in Henderson”

The Arafura class is a category of offshore patrol vessels being constructed for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Initially proposed within the 2009 Defence White Paper and marked as procurement mission SEA 1180, it was initially deliberate that 20 Offshore Combatant Vessels (OCV) would exchange 26 vessels throughout 4 separate ship courses: the Armidale-class patrol boats, the Huon-class minehunters, the Leeuwin-class survey vessels, and the Paluma-class survey motor launches. The Arafura-class is predicated on the Lürssen-designed Darussalam-class, operated by the Royal Brunei Navy. Every vessel has a gross displacement of 1,640 tonnes, and measures 80 metres (260 ft) lengthy, with a beam of 13 metres (43 ft) and a draft of 4 metres (13 ft).[1] Propulsion energy is from two MTU 16V diesel engines rated at 4,440 kilowatts (5,950 hp) every, which drive variable pitch propellers and provides a prime pace of twenty-two knots (25 mph), and shipboard electrical energy is generated by MAN diesel engines. Shipboard armament was initially supposed to be a single 40 mm gun and two 12.7 mm weapons.