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Coastal Patrol Craft
The U.S. State Department has
approved a Foreign Military Sale
(FMS) request from Jordan for
two 35-meter (114.8-foot) coastal
patrol boats along with associated
weapon systems and ammunition,
support equipment and personnel training. The $80 million FMS
contract will need congressional
The vessels are expected to
be the same Swiftships 35-meter
design sold to Iraq in 2011, as
the size and equipment desired is
The patrol boats are powered by
three MTU 16V 2000 diesel engines
producing 7,200 horsepower, driv-
ing three fixed-pitch propellers for
a top speed of 30 knots. They will
be armed with one MSI Defense
Seahawk A2 DS-30M 30mm gun
(with Mk44 Bushmaster cannons),
The Jordanian patrol boats may
use Caterpillar diesel engines in
lieu of MTU diesels.
The proposed sale continues the
U.S. policy of assisting in the security, stability and economic progress in the Middle East, and will
allow Jordan to protect its territorial waters.
If approved by Congress, the
two units of the class likely would
begin construction by the end of
year and could be delivered to
Jordan in 2019.
Kongsberg to Provide
CCTV for Arctic Ship
Kongsberg Group has been selected by L- 3 MAPPS to provide the
closed-circuit television (CCTV)
system for the Royal Canadian Navy
Harry DeWolf-class Arctic Offshore
Patrol Ship (AOPS).
This contract follows the recent
CCTV contract that was part of the
Integrated Platform Management
System (IPMS) replacement portion of the Halifax-class modernization program.
The CCTV system will be an
integrated part of the IPMS and provide the crew with real-time video
surveillance to assist with mission-critical operations and increased
safety. The system will consist of a
variety of cameras to include the
Helicopter Operations Surveillance
System that monitors the flight deck
during helicopter operations.
The first AOPS will be delivered
in 2018, followed by the remaining five units of the class through
AMI International Inc., Bremerton, Wash.,
is an international consulting and naval
intelligence services company located on
the web at www.amiinter.com.