Finnish Navy orders 12 U700 amphibious assault craft

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Naval Forces News - Finland
 
 
 
Finnish Navy orders 12 U700 amphibious assault craft
 
Finland's Ministry of Defense announced on October 15, 2012 it selected Marine Alutech Oy Ab shipyard for the delivery of 12 U700 amphibious assault craft (with an option for a possible order of additional units) in a contract worth around 34 million euros. The ships will be delivered in the years 2014-2016. Marine Alutech shipyard is a longtime contractor for the Ministry of Defence of Finland for construction of high-speed motor boats and small boats watercraft.
     
Finland's Ministry of Defense announced on October 15, 2012 it selected Marine Alutech Oy Ab shipyard for the delivery of 12 U700 amphibious assault craft (with an option for a possible order of additional units) in a contract worth around 34 million euros. The ships will be delivered in the years 2014-2016. Marine Alutech shipyard is a longtime contractor for the Ministry of Defence of Finland for construction of high-speed motor boats and small boats watercraft..
U700 class amphibious assault craft
(Picture: Marine Alutech Oy Ab)
     
U700 class vessels are high-speed water craft for operations in coastal waters. The boat is designed primarily for the transportation and landing of personnel, but also due to the modular design can be used for a wide range of applications, including military tasks - when installing weapons. With a length of 19 meters and a width of 5 meters the vessel may carry 32 people, 25 of them Soldiers in full gear, placed in individual seats.

The is equipped for long duration missions, with the presence onboard of latrines, heating and cooling, kitchen, as well as special places for storring soldiers' equipment, weapons and ammunition. The vessel has a maximum speed of 40 knots. The hull and superstructure have ballistic protection and are protected against NBC warfare agents with filtration system. The class will be equipped with modern sensor and navigation system. Weapons include a remotely controlled weapons turret with 12.7-mm machine gun.
 

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