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USA to supply 15 boats to Azerbaijan

9-meter boat of the type Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Multi-Use EOD Response Craft of the US Navy built by the United States Marine in the "open" version (c) www.shephardmedia.com

American company United States Marine Inc. (Gulfport, Mississippi) On August 4, 2020, received a US Department of Defense contract for $ 7.572 million for the construction and delivery of 15 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) small semi-rigid motor boats to Azerbaijan under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program of the US Multi-Use EOD Response Craft 9 meters long.

The work under the contract must be completed by April 2022. It is possible that the delivery will be carried out at the expense of American assistance to Azerbaijan.

The 9-meter semi-rigid motor boats Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Multi-Use EOD Response Craft are built for the US Navy and are designed for anti-sabotage missions and for protecting ports and raids, as well as for mine action (ensuring the work of combat swimmers for demining). So, in 2016, the US Navy contracted the supply of 80 boats of this type within five years.

The boat of this type is equipped with two Mercury Verado outboard motors 250 hp each. and develops a speed of more than 39 knots, can be armed with two 12.7 mm M2 machine guns. The boats are built in two main versions - with a closed wheelhouse and "open" with a central control console (in this case, a light fairing and a tent roof are also installed).


9-meter boat of the type Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Multi-Use EOD Response Craft of the US Navy built by the United States Marine company in the version with a closed wheelhouse and armament with two 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (c) United States Marine

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