Spanish Ministry of Defense representative alongside Spanish Navy leaders have commissioned the Furor (P-46). Furor (P-46) is a offshore patrol vessel and the sixth Meteoro-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) created for the Spanish Navy. The Meteoro-class offshore patrol vessel, also known as Buque de Acción Marítima (BAM), are new modular offshore patrol vessels of the Spanish Navy adapted to different purposes from a common base, manufactured by Navantia. The BAMs combine high performance with mission versatility, a high commonality with other ships operated by the Spanish Navy. Acquisition and lifecycle costs are reduced. The ship was commissioned on January 21, 2019.
These offshore patrol vessels are multi-purpose patrol ships built by Navantia. They are deployed during many various missions including surveillance, combating, counter-terrorism, pirate interception, drug interdiction, prevention of human traffic, etc…This new OPV, P-46, will be equipped with modern and indigenous command and control, communications, combat systems and will also be fitted with medical facilities (such as a small hospital, telemedicine and even advanced life support systems). The Furor is 94 meters long, 14 meters wide and displaces 2,840 tons. It can reach speeds up to 20.5 knots and is able to accommodate a crew of 48. It is also fitted with a flight deck from where AB 212 and SH-60B helicopters and unmanned air vehicles can operate. This ship is also armed with a 76 mm gun, two smaller 25 mm M242 guns and two 12 mm heavy machine guns.