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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

"Building upon the on-time and on-budget delivery of 2 x 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSV's) to the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) in 2016, Austal, the Australian shipbuilder, has announced an expanded HSSV design portfolio that includes a 113 metre variant– on display for the first time at NAVDEX 2017.

Like the US Navy's proven 103 metre Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) platform – designed and constructed by Austal and now operating with the US 5th Fleet in the Middle East – the HSSV's exceptional sealift capabilities support a broad range of naval logistics operations and may be customised to add even greater mission flexibility.

The all-aluminium, high speed catamarans feature a shallow draft that enables the fast, effective deployment of hundreds of personnel and equipment, wheeled and tracked vehicles and cargo, with medium-lift or heavy-lift (CH-47 Chinook, V-22 Osprey) aviation support options available; for joint force military operations and other missions, such as search and rescue, humanitarian aid and disaster relief…"



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