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Elbit Systems completes tests for Hellenic Coast Guard patrol boats


According to a press release published by Elbit Systems Ltd. on April 26, 2021, the firm announced that it successfully completed the acceptance tests for new patrol vessels of the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG). In March 2019, the Company reported that it was awarded a contract from Cantiere Navale Vittoria SpA to supply combat suites and perform systems integration for the new patrol vessels of the HCG.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Patrol boats HCG (Hellenic Coast Guard) 900 and HCG 910 (Picture source: Elbit systems)


The acceptance tests were conducted in the Aegean maritime arena and included integration level tests of the combat systems and subsystems onboard the vessels as well as live firing tests from the onboard Remote Controlled Weapon Stations.

The systems supplied and integrated by Elbit Systems include the SPECTRO XR Electro Optical payloads, Radars, Navigation Systems, Warship Automatic Identification System (W-AIS) as well as Remote Control Weapon Stations (RCWS) with full integration into a Command and Control software. The combat suit is designed to support future “plug and play” integration of aerial and surface unmanned systems that will enable expansion of the operational envelop of the patrol vessels far beyond line of sight.

Its broad portfolio of maritime capabilities ranging from EW, sonars, EO and CMS, to autonomous platforms and weapon systems enables Elbit Systems to provide navies with enhanced situational awareness and deterrence capabilities, as well as integrated combat suites for new and in service ships.

The patrol boats HCG (Hellenic Coast Guard) 900 and HCG 910 have a length of 38,60 m, a beam of 7,45 m. They will be able to transport a total of 32 people including crew and passengers. It will reach a maximum speed of 35 knots.

The patrol boats are powered by two modern naval engines and armed with two 12.7 mm Elbit remote-controlled weapon stations (RCWS).