The X18 Tank Boat is an innovative, fast, stealthy and highly maneuverable catamaran design that provides a stable weapons platform for close and long range direct fire support in normally inaccessible coastal and river environments. Equipped with a high performance diesel engine and water jet propulsion, the twin hull configuration has excellent sea guarding properties and the added advantage of shallow draft. Gives him the ability to make shore and river landings and enter or extract squads of up to 20 Special Forces or Marines. The X18 Tanker has a crew of 6, and will also carry a high-speed Interdiction RIB for boarding and SEAL insertion.
|Basic Function||Foil Assisted Catamaran|
|Beam Over All||7.5 m|
|Engines||2 X MTU 1700HP DIESEL|
|Hull Material||Infused Carbon Composite|
|Length Over All||18 m|
|Propulsor||2 x MJP450 Waterjet|