CPV and BDS featured
The Corporation of Science and Technology for the Development of the Naval Maritime and Fluvial Industry (COTECMAR) of Colombia is this week exhibiting at EXPONAVAL 2016. The stand of the Colombian State owned firm is promoting two of its products with more potential to atract the interest of other nations in Latin America. One is the coastal patrol ship CPV, a 46 meters long vessel intended to provide capabilities including interdiction, patrolling and control of the coastal maritime spaces. The patrol boast is fitted with an authomatic identification system (AIS), navigation and communications systems that aim to guarantee the fulfilling of its patrolling missions, but it is also designed and fitted to undertake search and rescue missions, both independently or in cooperation with other vessels and aircraft.
COTECMAR is also showing an amphibious transport and assault ship or Buque de Desembarco Anfibio (BDA), a 600 ton, 49 meters long vessel able not only to transport troops and its support equipment to a landing area, but also to undertake missions like evacuation and delivery of aid in cases of natural disasters, as well as logistics transport missions carrying and delivering cargo in containers as well as personnel in support of the activities of the Navy. The BDA will be fitted with communications systems to coordinate and to organize disaster relief operations, as well as to be used as a joint operations command centre.