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First Mk IV RIB delivery scheduled

11th April 2016 - 17:44 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Portsmouth


The first of sixty new Pacific 24 Mk IV Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB) destined for the Royal Navy will be delivered by manufacturer BAE Systems to the client this week.

More capable than their predecessors, the Mk IV was selected last year by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) in a £13.5 million deal and will embark on a variety of Royal Navy vessels, including the Type 45 destroyers, Queen Elizabeth carriers and the future Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

Speaking to media at the Small Boats Centre of Excellence in Portsmouth naval base on 11 April, officials from

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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