Boomeranger RHIBs for Arafura Class

October 9, 2019 – The Commonwealth of Australia has signed a contract today with Boomeranger Boats to supply the sea boats for the Arafura Class OPVs. Under the contract Boomeranger shall deliver two davit launched 8,5 meter Fast Rescue Boats and one 10,5 meter ramp-launched Special Operations Boat for each of the OPVs. Both boats are Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats with inboard engines. In total the contract comprises 41 RHIBs to be delivered over a period of 10 years. The first delivery of sea boats will arrive to support acceptance…

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U.S. Navy Transfers RHIBs to Hellenic Navy

U.S. Navy and Hellenic Navy personnel gathered at Marathi NATO piers to commemorate the transfer of four ridged-hulled inflatable boats (RHIB) to the Hellenic Navy based on an Excess Defense Articles (EDA) grant, Oct. 31.  Section 516 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) of 1961 authorizes the Department of Defense to transfer EDA to foreign governments. Under the FAA, military departments determine what is or is not excess. RHIBs are typically used for modernization of partner forces, and are transferred at a reduced price based on the condition of the…

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