WP-18 Tactical Strike Craft


WP18 Special Forces Tactical assault Craft
Flag With its sleek wave-piercing hull and stealthy lines, the blisteringly quick WP-18 Tactical Strike Craft is the fastest naval vessel in the world. And possibly the most stylish Special Forces boat too. And it is not all good looks! Underneath the fully-enclosed composite exterior, the type boasts a spacious engine room and highly automated cockpit. The type is built by Abu Dhabi MAR.
WP18 Special Forces Tactical assault Craft
WP18 Special Forces Tactical assault Craft

WP18 Special Forces Tactical assault Craft

WP18 Special Forces Tactical assault Craft
Three WP-18 Tactical Strike Craft (see arrows) in a yard in Mozambique. They were delivered in late 2014/early 2015 and do not appear to have moved since. The other boats are Interceptor DV15 RWS'.

Specifications
Lengh: 18.6m (15.4m waterline)
Beam: 3.5m
Draft: 0.8m (half-load)
Weight: 13 ton (light ship)
Fuel capacity: 3,200L
Range: 400nm @ 47kt
Speed: 65kt+
Crew: 3

WP18 Special Forces Tactical assault Craft

Combat Configuration
The WP-18 can be fitted out with a retractable remote weapons mount with a 30mm cannon. Uniquely for this type of craft, small SAM or SSM launchers in the bow. Two retractable Rheinmetall ROSY (Rapid Obscuring System) soft-kill systems are also carried in the bow. A retactable EO mast is also fitted.
WP18 Special Forces Tactical assault Craft
WP18 Special Forces Tactical assault Craft
WP18 Special Forces Tactical assault Craft
WP18 Special Forces Tactical assault Craft


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Smaller version
Abu Dhabi MAR also offer a smaller version with outboard motors and non-retractable weapons mount.
WP18 Special Forces Tactical assault Craft
WP18 Special Forces Tactical assault Craft


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