|Ægir-class offshore patrol vessel|
|Operators:||Icelandic Coast Guard|
|Type:||Offshore Patrol vessel|
MAN 8L40/54 x 2|
2 x 3163 kW (4300 BHP)
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h)|
|Complement:||16-19 (room for 64)|
|Sensors and |
|Armament:||40 mm Bofors L70|
|Aircraft carried:||One helicopter (Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma)|
The vessels conduct EEZ patrol, Search and Rescue, Fishery inspections, general Law Enforcement and Counter-terrorism operations in Icelandic waters and the waters of the surrounding territories, such as Greenland and Jan Mayen.
Vessels[edit | edit source]
The design[edit | edit source]
The concept for the Ægir class OPV was based on the Coast Guard experiences with the ICGV Þór and ICGV Óðinn. R.Adm Pétur Sigurðsson, commander of the ICG, set forth a requirement for a ship larger than both the Þór and Óðinn and more seaworthy. The vessels were also armored for ice breaking.
Armament[edit | edit source]
When originally commissioned the ships of the Ægir-class main armament was the 57 mm Hotchkiss cannon. These weapons were however replaced in 1990 with the 40 mm Bofors L60 auto-cannon, which in turn was replaced with the 40 mm Bofors L70 in the late 2000s.
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