NIGERIAN NAVY SEA EAGLE MK.II OFFSHORE PATROL CRAFT (STEALTH): NNS BURUTU P174

NNS Burutu P174, a 38 metre Suncraft Sea Eagle Offshore Patrol Craft

NNS Burutu P174, a 38 metre Suncraft Sea Eagle Offshore Patrol Craft

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8 Responses to NIGERIAN NAVY SEA EAGLE MK.II OFFSHORE PATROL CRAFT (STEALTH): NNS BURUTU P174

  1. Originalpato says:

    Oga beeg please could list out the spec/capabilities of this craft.
    Thank You

  2. beegeagle says:

    SERIES MK II
    VARIANT FAST LAUNCH
    Material Aluminium
    Length Overall 38.40 m
    Breadth(Central Hull) 7 m
    Draft @ Half Load 1.6 m

    The SUNCRAFT SEA EAGLE is a 38 meter Fast Patrol Craft designed for naval or coast guard patrol duties within Exclusive Economic Zones(EEZ). It can operate as a single vessel or as part of a larger fleet.

    The Sea Eagle MKII comes with a stern ramp to accommodate a fast-launched RHIB or Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) to fulfil additional operational requirements

    Main mission profiles are:
    Patrol / Escort
    Search & Rescue
    Border Protection

    * Armed with a 20mm RALCO(Remote and Locally Controlled) cannon.

  3. beegeagle says:

    This stealth configuration was designed in Germany while the actual construction work took place at the Nautica Nova Shipyards in Malaysia.

  4. johnbest1 says:

    @Oga beeg can this ship/boat be configured to arry missiles(ssm)cus if so then nigeria shoud scrap their missile boats and hand them over to the navy to study for ship building reverse engineering and knowledge gain,and place all the missiles on these 32m boats,that way nigeria would have missile boat which would have same capabilities as the missile boats,the navy would gain experience in boat building and the money used 2 refurbish/overhall those missile boats can be put towards buying capital ships.

  5. beegeagle says:

    I cannot tell you precisely if these Sea Eagle OPCs are configured to carry missiles but if you are asking to know whether they are large enough for that, there are 22.5m craft carrying missiles as we speak.

    What it means is that all the NN vessels, already owned and incoming platforms alike, in the 24m, 31m, 32m, 35m and 38m category can carry missiles.

    If the FG need to build a new fleet of missile craft, it would not be a bad idea to standardise on the OCEA 32m patrol craft. We can get nine units(three units for each fleet) for about $90-95m and for an additional outlay of about $25m, find someone to have them tipped with two-cell AShMs.

    Those 58m missile craft should be converted to logistics vessels(3) to be used in supplying the FOBs while the other three should be converted to dual-purpose troop/training ships to be used in transporting troops in the Niger Delta and for training. They have no role in the new Navy which should concentrate on 24m-38m CPCs, including 32m missile boats. Beyond that range, we need to plunge straight into OPVs and corvettes in the 85+metre and 1500+ ton category. The barest minimum should be 75m and 1,250 tons.

    Let’s make a move on. It is the glut of those meaningless 58 metre vessels which has left our EEZ open to all sorts of criminally-minded blokes. Never mind that EACH one cost about $80m to acquire. For that same amount, I would hand the NN a 1,720 ton Knud Rasmussen OPV and a Damen 8313 FRPV of comparable tonnage, two oceangoing vessels which would meet our needs in such a way as a 58 missile craft never would.

  6. gbash10 says:

    I am always asking this question,do we have to take permission from some body or another country before we pursue our National Security Objectives?If no,then the NN Fleet Engineers and Technicials should oil their machines and start doing some thing big by reverse-engineering the NNS Aradu right away.We acquire the boat without using it extensively.
    Hence, our gain would be derived from cloning the boat using advanced Isreali,Ukrainian and Chinese powerplants,Navtronics and weapons.These systems are available in the open market.
    @Gen Beeg,are you sure the Sea Eagle and a 75m 1250tons opv would withstand turbulance and operate safely at the peripheral of our EEZ?

  7. beegeagle says:

    The 75 metre 1,250 ton OPV would be the barest minimum for us. The Knud Rasmussen OPV is about that length but weighs in at 1,720 tons.

    That 1,250 tonner, fully loaded, would witness a spike in weight. Guess what, one of our four Cat-class logistics, NNS Nwamba, accompanied the NNS Aradu to the bicentennial of the Brazilian Navy. Those exceptionally long-ranged logistics ships(22,000km) weigh in at 1,041 tons. Well, she made the trans-Atlantic crossing of 2,000-2,500 nautical miles across wide open and deep ocean between the westernmost flank of Africa and Brazil.

    So I am confident that sailing out across the Atlantic to the new 350 nautical mile limit of our EEZ towards Sao Tome, a 75 metre 1,250 ton OPV would bear up nicely.

    The Sea Eagle Mk.II OPCs, regardless of nomenclature, are essentially coastal vessels limited by size and tonnage. They cannot nearly be pushed to EEZ limits. They can be counted on to do well 30-50 nautical miles offshore though. Beyond that point, you really would be pushing it I dare say. The pair of Sea Eagle Mk.II OPCs, NNS Zaria and NNS Burutu, have carried out a number of interdiction missions against bunkerers, seizing ships in the process. The NN put them to good use.

  8. beegeagle says:

    Here is a 75 metre OPV, complete with a helicopter deck.

    75m OPV

    Built: 1996
    Status: Available
    Price: USD 4,500,000
    Approx Location: South Africa
    Advertiser: Lager Yacht Brokerage Telephone: 516-767-0141

    This ONE would do the business without any shred of doubt – southwards into the deepwaters up to the EEZ limits and it would similarly do the trans-Atlantic voyage. By sight, I estimate the displacement to be at least 1,500 tons

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