Greek Navy Receives Newest Fast Attack Craft

20 October 2010 (Last Updated October 20th, 2010 18:30)

The Hellenic Navy has taken delivery of its fourth BAE-designed fast attack craft (FAC), HS Grigoropoulos, at Elefsis Shipyard near Athens. The 62m-long vessel is designed as a high-speed, multirole platform capable of operating in anti-air and surface combat situations, and is used by th

The Hellenic Navy has taken delivery of its fourth BAE-designed fast attack craft (FAC), HS Grigoropoulos, at Elefsis Shipyard near Athens.

The 62m-long vessel is designed as a high-speed, multirole platform capable of operating in anti-air and surface combat situations, and is used by the navy as a high speed interception and offshore patrol craft.

The extensive weapon fit on a compact hull of the ship delivers an economic solution to surveillance, intelligence gathering, patrol, interdiction and engagement of enemy forces.

Under a long-term technology transfer programme, BAE is the design authority and major subcontractor to Elefsis Shipyards, responsible for the design and combat systems integration of the vessels.