Bangladesh receives fast patrol boats ordered from Indonesian boatbuilder

One of the X-12 combat crafts for the Bangladesh Navy. Photo c/o North Sea Boats.

The Bangladesh Navy (BN) has recently received full delivery of sixteen (16) fast patrol boats from Indonesian boatbuilder North Sea Boats / PT Lundin Industries.

The boats are expected to be commissioned with the BN by third week of September 2019.

The boats are based on the company’s X-12 combat craft design, which are 11.7 meters long and was designed to carry a crew of 3 and seats for 8 troops for ship-boarding or insertion requirements.

The boats are armed with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun mounted on top of the superstructure, and additional gun mounts for 12.7mm or 7.62mm machine guns, or 40mm grenade launchers at the aft deck. It also has integrated navigation and communication system.

It is powered by two diesel engines and waterjets allowing the boat a maximum speed of 37 knots, and a maximum range of 300 nautical miles at 30 knots cruising speed.



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