Socarenam to build six patrol boats for French Maritime Gendarmerie

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Socarenam has been awarded a contract to build six coastal patrol boats for the Maritime Gendarmerie, the maritime arm of the French National Gendarmerie police force.

The GRP vessels will each have a length of 20 metres, a beam of 5.3 metres, a full load displacement of 42 tonnes, a crew of seven to 10, and weapons mounts for light machine guns.

Missions will include maritime border security, surveillance, counter-narcotics patrols, and counter-terrorism patrols.

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