Damen Shipyards Group has announced the completion of sea trials of the 94-metre long MATV (Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel) surface vessel MV Sycamore. The sea trials included testing of all on-board military systems. Following final vessel handover, MV Sycamore will perform diverse training and support duties for the Royal Australian Navy.
MATV design will enable the Royal Australian Navy to accomplish numerous other secondary tasks such as humanitarian relief operations, torpedo and mine recovery operations, navigation training, dive support, Officer Sea Familiarisation, target towing and consort duties as well as unmanned aerial vehicle support.
The coming weeks will see the MV Sycamore being prepared for her maiden voyage to her home port of Sydney, Australia, where she is expected to arrive at the end of May.