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Alliance
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The NATO Research Vessel (NRV) Alliance, designed specially for underwater acoustic research, is capable of operating in all the oceans of strategic importance to NATO nations. It is equipped with extensive and sophisticated navigation, communications and computer equipment, winches, cranes, loading frames and other deck machinery for the deployment, towing and recovery of a variety of sensor arrays and oceanographic instrumentation in all sea conditions.
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NATO SACLANT Undersea Research Centre
SPECIFICATIONS
Ship TypeOceanography Research Vessel
Operating AreaNRV Alliance conducts underwater research and experiments in all oceans of strategic importance to NATO nations, from the Mediterranean to the polar margins of the North Atlantic.
Endurance26 days
Crusing Speed11.5 knots (16.3 knots maximum)
Lab Space370 m²
Power Availability2490 kw
Berthing Space23
Deck SpaceOpen deck working area- 400 m²
Telemetry AvailableHigh speed digital data exchange is available. There are two independent systems for ship communications and for scientific trials but with some overlap. The ship systems, which comply with SOLAS and GMDSS rules, includes Inmarsat A, B and C systems, is
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29 Mar 2010 14:38