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BOATBUILDING son Surface Drives. They ef- “All are under contract, with
It is also true that smaller patrol ? ciently transfer a maximum a scheduled delivery of 2018,” amount of thrust from the en- Swiftships CEO Shehraze Shah vessels in the Gulf at least partly gine to the water, Stevens said. said. “These contracts were reduce the need for cruisers and
High-quality materials, along signed with the nations’ minis- with robust drive construction, tries of defense, and are funded destroyers in that region. As keep maintenance costs low. as follows: four of the 28 me- smaller, more agile assets become
These interceptors give ters are through U.S Foreign the crew control over tactical Military Financing via the For- the preferred vehicle for smarter operations, including board- eign Military Sales program; response to coastal, littoral con? icts, ing. They employ Twin Disc’s six of the 28 meters are via
MGX-5114 A QuickShift ma- Middle Eastern-sourced funds, these craft are rapidly replacing rine transmissions, matched and two of the 35-meter patrol the legacy 600 foot warship in this
EC300 Power Commander boats are via DomRep Security electronic control and a bow Assistance funds.” theatre. For foreign governments thruster. The boats also offer Shah said two primary av- and the Pentagon, that frees up precision, low-speed maneu- enues for overseas business are verability when next to an- Foreign Military Sales, with larger assets for other uses and – in other vessel in a range of sea the U.S. Department of De- theory – reins in spending.
conditions, Stevens said. fense as negotiator, and Direct
Commercial Sales. DCS is ar- ranged directly between a vendor and a customer, with an
Swiftships: export license issued by the U.S. State Department. Of-
Catering to Egypt and the Dominican Republic
In Morgan City, La., Swiftships has orders to build ? cials at Swiftships, asked about backlogs, replied, “In ad- ten 28-meter Coastal Patrol Craft for the Egyptian Coast dition to the already-mentioned contracts, Swiftships has a $180 million backlog of in-builds for multi-purpose,
Guard and two 35-meter patrol boats, along with two 32- foot, high-speed interceptors for the Dominican Republic maritime-marine vessels for the Middle East North Africa region,” Shah said. He declined to name those countries.
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