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WDS 2024: A new variant of Milkor IPC unveiled in Saudi Arabia.

| Naval News Navy 2024

At the World Defense Show 2024, the Saudi branch of the South African firm Milkor unveiled a new variant of the Milkor IPC. We can see that it is equipped with a naval gun and potential unmanned underwater vehicles.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 New variant of the Milkor IPC at the World Defense Show 2024. (Picture source: Navy Recognition)

The Milkor IPC is renowned for its hydrofoil-assisted catamaran hull, which enhances speed, fuel efficiency, and stability. This design supports long-endurance missions and is equipped with comprehensive communications and surveillance systems, including a fully equipped command-and-control bridge.

The vessel can be operated in both manned and unmanned modes, thanks to state-of-the-art autonomy systems, and is suitable for a variety of missions, including harbor and coastal surveillance, sovereignty patrol, and route mapping.

The Milkor IPC employs composite GRP materials for durability and allows for the integration of diverse payloads like remote-control weapon stations and missile launchers. It boasts impressive specifications, such as a 12m length, 4.8m beam, and a displacement of 13,000kg.

The IPC can achieve a top speed of 50 knots, with a range of 650-750 NM at 7 knots, supported by either outboard or inboard propulsion systems.

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