DCNS has delivered the third Skjold Class fast patrol boat (FPB), P963-Steil, to the Royal Norwegian Navy.

The delivery is part of a six-boat Skjold programme led by a consortium consisting of DCNS and two Norwegian contractors, Umoe Mandal and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

The 50m-long Skjold FPBs feature a combat system, modern communications and sensor suites, and are designed for maritime security and safety missions in Norway’s littoral waters.

The P963-Steil’s combat system features eight anti-ship missiles and a 76mm gun with a range in excess of 12km and is capable of engaging several targets simultaneously.

The first P961-Storm was delivered on 9 September 2010 and second P962-Skudd on 28 October 2010.