THE ADVANCED MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES
CALLED UPON BY GLOBAL SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES
Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) are the platform of choice for Special Operations Forces (SOF) seeking to undertake an extensive list of mission sets in riverine, littoral and blue water environments. RHIBs are used to support the rapid insertion and extraction of small unit teams during maritime counter-terrorism, anti/counter-piracy and counter-narcotics operations around the World. To accomplish these tasks successfully, RHIBs require increasingly capable and integrated mission suites including various elements of command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance and key sensor payloads.
L3Harris’ WESCAM MX™-10MS Electro-Optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensor can quickly be integrated and operated on board RHIBs in any operational environment and is optimized to support the rising operational requirements of maritime SOF units. The WESCAM MX-10MS is ideal for use during undercover special operations, including special reconnaissance and offensive action. Examples include; covert surveillance ahead of beach landings or the identification of enemy positions ahead of a larger, conventional amphibious attack; as well as Combat Search and Rescue missions where sensor payloads on board RHIBs can be used to scan long distances for debris and survivors.
L3Harris’ maritime sensors have been the ‘eyes’ of maritime vessels for over 45 years and remain ideally positioned to support Special Operations Forces across the future operating environment.