US Navy ordered two additional Mk VI Patrol Boats (Mk VI PB) from SAFE Boats International (SBI).
This brings the total number of Mk VI boats to be built by SAFE Boats to 12.
The Mk VI PB is the Navy’s next generation Patrol Boat and will become a part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s (NECC) fleet of combatant craft. NECC will utilize the Mk VI PB to provide operational commanders a capability to patrol littoral areas beyond sheltered harbors and bays, and into less sheltered open water out to the Departure Sea Area (DSA) for the purpose of force protection of friendly and coalition forces and critical infrastructure.
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