Dutch Navy Tests New High-Speed Vessel

17 March 2011 (Last Updated March 17th, 2011 18:30)

The Royal Netherlands Navy has tested the interceptor model of the new high-speed vessel, fast raiding interceptor and special forces craft (FRISC). The FRISCs are designed to perform a wide range of tasks, from counter-drugs operations to maritime counterterrorism operations. Th

The Royal Netherlands Navy has tested the interceptor model of the new high-speed vessel, fast raiding interceptor and special forces craft (FRISC).

The FRISCs are designed to perform a wide range of tasks, from counter-drugs operations to maritime counterterrorism operations.

The Marines Intervention Unit will conduct further tests to measure G-forces that occur when the vessel is at high speed.

The vessel, with a cruising speed of 40kt, will undergo further tests for 14 weeks before it is operational with final improvements to be cleared up by this autumn.

About 48 FRISCs will be handed over by the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) to the navy for use by the fleet and marine corps.