The HNLMS Holland, the Royal Netherlands Navy's new offshore patrol vessel (OPV), could become a model for similar ships in an era of shrinking budgets and growing naval commitments among maritime nations. The Holland, the first of four OPVs ordered by the Dutch navy, was delivered in May. The class is larger than most OPVs—108 meters (354 ft.) long with a 16-meter beam and displacing 3,750 tons— and it is equipped with advanced electronics, capable of diverse missions, and designed ...


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