Combat Support Service Vessel (CSSV)
Watercat M18 AMCThe latest vessel developed by Marine Alutech is the Watercat M18 armored modular craft (AMC). This is a new landing craft which is designed to fulfill all modern requirements for future combat support vessels. It has been recently announced that Marine Alutech will deliver 12 pcs of these Watercat M18 AMC multipurpose high-speed landing crafts to Finnish Navy during 2014-2016. The vessels will be powered by two 660kW Scania diesel engines and feature Rolls-Royce waterjet propulsion.
The Watercat M18 AMC is suitable for troop transportation, medical and evacuation tasks, landing operations, patrolling and escort tasks, as well as combat and battle support scenarios. The vessel has been specially designed for archipelagic, coastal and offshore conditions with an effective heating and air-conditioning system allowing heat and extreme cold, arid or humid climates.
See the HS video about Finnish Navy demonstrating its new landing crafts on 3rd of June, 2015:
See also LT magazine's video about their ride with Watercat M18 AMC vessel in Södertälje, Sweden on 31st of August, 2015:
Watercat M18 AMC in action; video made by Scania
Watercat M18 AMC combat boat video
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