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11 Meter Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB)

Last updated: 14 Oct 2021

High-speed, high-buoyancy, extreme-weather craft with the primary mission of SEAL insertion/extraction and a secondary mission of marine interdiction operations.
The 11-meter Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boats (11m NSW RIBs) are constructed of composites with an inflatable tube gunwale made of reinforced fabric. They can operate in heavy seas and winds of 45 knots. The 11m NSW RIB carries a crew of three and a SEAL element (eight passengers) in its Naval Special Warfare role and is used increasingly by Naval Expeditionary Warfare in a marine interdiction/visit board search and seizure (VBSS) role, organic to LPD 17-class ships, with a Navy crew of three and a Marine Corps boarding team. The Navy VBSS variant includes a lifting bail for launch and retrieval from LPD 17-class ships.
General Characteristics, 11 meter Naval Special Warfare RIB
Propulsion: Dual Caterpillar 3126 DITA, 6 in-line cylinder diesel, turbocharged, aftercooled
Length: 35 feet, 11 inches (11 meters) (Overall, inflated tube)
Beam: 10 feet 7 inches (3.2 meters) (sponson inflated); 8 feet 9 inches (2.6 meters) (deflated)
Displacement: 17,400 pounds (7,892 kilograms)
Draft: 2 feet 11 inches (0.9 meters)
Speed: 40+ knots (nautical miles per hour) (64 kilometers/hour)
Range: 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers)
Crew: 3 and a SEAL element
Armament: M60 7.62mm machine gun, MK19 40mm, M2 .50 cal. machine gun

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Washington, D.C. 20376

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