BIDEC 2019: Safe Boats International emphasises on the Mk VI patrol Boat
SAFE Boats International is an American-owned aluminium boat manufacturer. We are a leading supplier to military, federal, state and local law enforcement, as well as fire and rescue agencies around the world. We design and build highly reliable, extremely durable vessels that allow crews to excel at their jobs while giving them peace of mind.
Display of Safe Boats International for BIDEC 2019 (Picture source: Army Recognition)
The Mk VI PB is the U.S. Navy’s next-generation patrol boat and is a part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s (NECC) fleet of combatant craft. The Mk VI PB’s mission is to provide operational commanders with a capability to patrol shallow littoral areas beyond sheltered harbours and bays and into less sheltered open water for the purpose of force protection of friendly and coalition forces and critical infrastructure.
The 85-foot Mk VI PB is designed for optimal performance, fuel economy, and firepower. Systems are designed to reduce total ownership cost (TOC), minimize manpower and improve reliability and maintainability. Powered by twin diesel engines and water jets, the Mk VI PB is capable of speeds in excess 30 knots at full load and a range in excess of 600 nautical miles.
It has berthing accommodations, a galley and head/shower facilities to allow for extended missions. Additionally, the boat can be outfitted with ballistic protection and armed with a variety of crew-served and remotely operated weapons.
SAFE Boats International has also to other military boats. The Riverine Command Boat (RCB), a fully enclosed platform designed to conduct command and control, tactical mobility and fire support operations in hostile riverine and littoral (near-shore) environments and the Riverine Patrol Boat (RPB), an advanced multi-mission platform designed to provide tactical mobility and fire support in opposed riverine and littoral environments.