Irish naval procurements
The Irish government has issued a new White Paper that aims to modernise the Irish Naval Service (ISN) to include acquiring a multi-role vessel (MRV) and two new coastal patrol vessels (CPV).
The paper on defence covers the next 10 years and encourages the use of the new ships for maintaining an eight-ship INS fleet as Ireland looks to play an increasing role on the international stage.
The new vessels will replace Helicopter Patrol Vessel (HPV),
While the MRV replacement will not carry a helicopter, it
By Rachael Doyle
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