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Navantia will build two new BAM type OPV’s for the Spanish Navy
 
The Government of Spain has announced the acquisition of two new OPV’s (BAM) for the Spanish Navy, following the series of 4 already in service, built by Navantia from 2006 to 2012.
The Government of Spain has announced the acquisition of two new OPV’s (BAM) for the Spanish Navy, following the series of 4 already in service, built by Navantia from 2006 to 2012.
 
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Naval Defense News - Spain
 
 
 
Navantia will build two new BAM type OPV’s for the Spanish Navy
 
The Government of Spain has announced the acquisition of two new OPV’s (BAM) for the Spanish Navy, following the series of 4 already in service, built by Navantia from 2006 to 2012.
     
The Government of Spain has announced the acquisition of two new OPV’s (BAM) for the Spanish Navy, following the series of 4 already in service, built by Navantia from 2006 to 2012.Spanish Navy P-41 BAM (Buque de Acción Marítima) Meteoro
(Picture: Navantia)
     
The ship is moderately-sized with a total length of between 90 and 95 m. and displacement of 2400-2500 tons, a small crew and a high level of habitability. It is a high performance ship with great versatility regarding missions, enjoys a high level of system commonality with other Spanish Navy ships and has low acquisition and life cycle costs.

Her main missions are:
- Protection and escort of other ships
- Control of maritime traffic
- Control and neutralisation of terrorist actions and piracy
- Operations against drug trafficking and the traffic in persons
- Maritime rescue and salvage operations
- Crisis situation support and humanitarian assistance
- Control of fishing legislation
- Control of environmental and anti-pollution legislation