Procurement: French Patrol Boats For Algeria


October 16, 2008:  Algeria is purchasing 21 coastal patrol boats from French shipyard OCEA, for $8.5 million each. These are 115 foot long, 90 ton boats armed with three 12.7mm machine-guns. The boats have a top speed of 54 kilometers an hour and can carry up to 16. They typically go out for 12-24 hours at a time and are equipped with a FLIR heat sensing radar (able to provide photographic like images), as well as standard navigation radar and GPS.


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