New patrol / SOF boats for Kuwaiti Navy

26-May-2009

United States Marine in Gulfport, MS received a $61.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for detail design and construction of 10 Mark V (90’ MKV) Patrol Boats for the Kuwaiti Navy under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program. The vessels are designed for coastal patrol and interdiction, and other special operations at sea.

USMI manufactures both 82-foot Mark V Special Operations craft and a Mark V Patrol Boat. The Mark V Special Operations operations craft has a maximum speed of 47 knots and provides accommodations for 5 crew and 16 passengers. The Mark V Patrol Boat has a maximum speed of 45 knots, provides accommodations for 12 (10 crew and 2 officers), and has berthing accommodations, a galley, and mess.

USMI will perform the work in Gulfport, MS and expects to complete it by June 2013. The Naval Sea Systems Command at the Washington Navy Yard, DC manages the contract (N00024-09-C-2252).

NAVY_MkV_SEAL_Helicopter_Ropedown_lg  Mark V Special Ops Boat

MKV – PATROL BOATS
BRIEF SPECIFICATIONS

  MKV SOC MKV – PATROL BOAT
HULL CONSTRUCTION ALUMINUM ALUMINUM OR COMPOSITE
LENGTH 82 90′ (27 M)
BEAM (MOLDED)
17.5 18′ (5.4 M)
DRAFT 5′ 4’9″ (1.5 M)
SPEED (FULL LOAD)
MAX 47 + KTS 45+ KTS
CRUISE 25-35 KTS 25+ KTS
RANGE 550+ NM AT CRUISE SPEED 500-600 NM @ MOST ECONOMICAL SPEED
PROPULSION SYSTEM (2) MTU 12V396TE WITH KAMEWA/ROLLS ROYCE 50S-II WATERJETS (2) MTU 12V-4000 WITH KAMEWA/ROLLS ROYCE 56S-II WATERJETS
CREW SHOCK MITIGATING SEATS FOR 5 CREW AND 16 PASSENGERS UP TO 10 CREW AND 2 OFFICERS
ACCOMMODATIONS BERTHING, FULL GALLEY AND MESS
ARMAMENT 25MM MK38 MOD 1 GUN SYSTEM AND .50 Cal MG CAPABILITIES FOR UP TO 27 mm GUN ON FOREDECK, .50 CAL MG AND 7.62MM MG
BALLISTIC PROTECTION REMOVABLE PANELS OPTIONAL FOR PILOT HOUSE SIDES, FRONT AND WINDOWS

Mark V Patrol Boat Mark V Patrol Boat

more info and photos can be found on the USMI website: http://www.usmi.com/MKVPatrolBoats.htm



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