The new CEFA combat support boat VEDETTE F2 enters in service with the French Army 0103137
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CEFA Combat support boat VEDETTE F2 at FED 2013
|Saturday, June 1, 2013, 03:30 PM|
|The new CEFA combat support boat VEDETTE F2 enters in service with the French Army.|
At FED 2013, the business meeting and exhibition for buyers and suppliers for Defence Industry, the French Company CEFA announced the delivery of 8 new combat support boats VEDETTE F2 to the French Army. The Combat Support Boat is a powerful, versatile craft whose major role is to support both bridging and amphibious operations.
CEFA French-made military combat support boat VEDETTE F2.
The VEDETTE F2 from CEFA is intended to replace the VEDETTE F1 which is used in the French Army by engineer troops to help the military units for crossing-operations.
The Vedette F2 is based on the concept of the German M-Boot. It has the same main advantages. Propulsion is made by 2 SCHOTTEL pump jets integrated into the hull and powered by 2 170 cv Deutz engines each for increased safety.
Water jet propulsion allows high thrust at shallow draught. VEDETTE F2 can also be used as a general-purpose working boat in support of diving operations, ship-to-shore re-supply and inland water patrols.
This system allows the Vedette F2 to use all its power in just 50cm of water, whatever the climatic conditions (including ice). The Vedette quickly reaches 30 km/h (16 m/h).
The VEDETTE F2 is carried and put in the water by truck or trailer.
CEFA military combat support boat VEDETTE F2 during amphibious tests.