French patrol vessel L'Adroit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Offshore Patrol Ship Adroit
French Offshore Patrol Ship P725 L'Adroit
Class overview
Builders: DCNS
Operators:  Marine Nationale
Preceded by: P400 class
Built: May 2010 – June 2011
In commission: 2012 –
Planned: 4
Building: 1
Completed: 1
Active: 1
General characteristics
Class and type: Gowind-class corvette
Displacement: 1,450 t (1,450 t) (full load)
Length: 87 m (285 ft)
Beam: 11 m (36 ft)
Draft: 3.3 m (11 ft)
Installed power: Electrical:
Propulsion: 2 Anglo Belgian Corporation V12 diesel engines, 5.6 MW
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Range: 8,000 nmi (14,800 km; 9,200 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Endurance: 30 days
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 × 9 m (30 ft) RHIBs
Complement: 30 core crew, up to 29 troops
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • DCNS Polaris combat management system
  • Terma Scanter 6002 I-Band surface search radar
  • Terma Scanter 4102 I-Band air and surface search radar
  • Sagem EOMS (Electro Optical Multisensor System) NG
  • Sagem SIGMA 40D Inertial measurement unit
  • LinkSrechts Helicopter visual landing aid system
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • 1 × 20 mm cannon
  • 2 × .50-cal machine guns
Aircraft carried:
Aviation facilities: helicopter pad and hangar

L'Adroit is a Gowind-class patrol vessel specially designed by DCNS for maritime protection missions. It has a wide range of capabilities deployed through prevention and action assets optimized for maritime surveillance and policing duties, including fast commando boats, assault or transport helicopter, unmanned surveillance vehicles, electronic warfare intercept systems, shell doors, secure high-bitrate communication facilities and command aids.

Placed at the disposal of the French Navy by DCNS for a period of three years, L’Adroit sailed from its home base on France’s Mediterranean coast in May 2012 to conduct its first fishery policing and maritime security mission, including deployment for operation Thon Rouge, monitoring fishing vessels with red tuna quotas for 2012.

Sold to Argentina in 2018 with another three to be built in France[2]


The 360° panoramic bridge and the integrated mast give L’Adroit’s crew reliable information acquisition resources. The minimal superstructure of the ship leaves a substantial space available for air operations (helicopters, UAVs) and for launch and recovery of surface assets (RHIBs or USVs). L’Adroit’s missions are managed by the POLARIS® combat system, which supplies essential detailed information on the ship’s environment, acquired by various detectors, deployed sensors and other ships integrated into the surveillance network. The mission system can also include MATRICS®, a maritime surveillance system capable of detecting suspicious course profiles automatically.


L'Adroit is a modern instrument for dealing with threats and illegal practices at sea. The vessel is capable of a variety of missions usually associated with offshore patrol of economic zones.


  1. ^ Blama, Andrea. "CAMCOPTER S-100 Integration into DCNS New Class of Offshore Patrol Vessel" (PDF). Schiebel. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
  2. ^ OPV argentins : le contrat de vente est signé

External links[edit]