US hands over five patrol boats to Bangladesh Navy
The US Navy’s Logistics Group Western Pacific recently handed over five newbuild patrol boats to the Bangladesh Navy.
Built by Metal Shark Boats of Louisiana, the vessels are capable of speeds of up to 35 knots and are large enough to operate in coastal and nearshore environments in various conditions while also allowing for expeditionary operation in a wide range of climates.
The patrol boats will be utilised by the Bangladesh Navy’s Special Warfare Diving and Salvage (SWADS) teams as multi-purpose vessels in various scenarios to include anti-piracy and counter-terrorism.
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