Long Range Interceptor A Boat for All Reasons

June 2006
Sea Power;Jun2006, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p76
The article focuses on the Long Range Interceptor (LRI), an 11-meter aluminum rib boat specifically designed to deploy off a stern ramp from the Coast Guard's National Security Cutter and the Offshore Patrol Cutter in the U.S. It is a rigid hull inflatable, powered by water-jets, for intercepting and boarding suspect vessels. It mounts a radar, special shock-proof seats, and can travel 400 nautical miles at 45 knots. They can be armed with machine guns or grenade launchers.


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