South African Riverine Assault Boat

Flag Images have emerged of the new South African riverine assault boat in service. The craft are built by M&G Durban boatyard to a design from KND naval design. Two boats were acquired under Project Carol, joining the SA Navy MRS Operational Boat Division.
South African Rivrine Assault Boat
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South African Rivrine Assault Boat

Details are sparse but at least two craft were delivered to the South African military earlier this year. The low-profile design resembles scaled-down CB-90 Assault Boat, with inboard motors driving waterjets. The cockpit is well forward with an open-topped troop compartment behind, allowing machine guns and small arms to be fired over the sides. A radar mast is situated aft.
South African Rivrine Assault Boat
South African Rivrine Assault Boat

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