Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 2
Also Known As: Costellazioni 2 and NUPA
Origin: Italy
Parent System: Sirio
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 2
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Description: The Italian Navy Sirio is a class of two stealth offshore patrol vessels (OPV) procured under Italy's Costellazioni 2 or NUPA project and derived from the NUMC project. The propulsion system features two Grandi Motori Trieste-Wartsila-NSD W18-V-26 XN diesel engines developing 12.96 MW of power and a top speed of 22 knots. The ship has a maximum range of 3,300 nautical miles at 17 knots. The Sirio-class vessels are equipped with two Alenia OTO Breda-Oerlikon KBA 25/80 25mm machine guns and one AB212 (or NH90) helicopter operating from the aft flight deck. The facilities also include an hangar and a laboratory for analyzing the chemical pollution of the sea water. The main The Italian Navy commissioned two Sirio patrol vessels in 2003 and 2004. These ships are responsible for protecting Italy's Economic Exclusive Zone (EZZ) and fighting against the pollution of the sea.

Sirio Specifications

Crew: 70
Number of Aircraft: 1
Number of Engines: 2
Beam: 12.2 meter (40 foot)
Draft: 3.84 meter (12.6 foot)
Length: 89 meter (291 foot)
Max Range: 3,300 nautical mile (6,112 kilometer)
Total Combined Power: 13.0 MW (17,373 hp)
Cruise Speed: 17 knot (8.74 mps)
Top Speed: 22 knot (41 kph)
Full Displacement: 1,580 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 21
Private Aircraft

Sirio Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
P409 Sirio-2003-
P410 Orione-2004-

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