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LAAD 2013: Hovercraft growth potential for Amazon operations

10th April 2013 - 18:04 GMT | by Tim Fish in Rio de Janeiro

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The final two of seven hovercraft destined for use by the Peru Navy for Amazonian river operations are being shipped to Peru.

Built by UK-based Griffon Hoverwork, the 2000TD(M) model hovercraft are 12.7m long and 6.1m wide. They can hold up to 22 passengers and carry a payload of 2.2t. With a top speed of 35kt with a full payload the craft have a normal endurance of 10 hours. 

A further eight 2000TD(M) hovercraft are being built for the Colombian Marines following a contract signed on 27 December 2012. 

Paul Edwards, director for business development at Griffon Hoverwork, told Shephard

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