Fast Attack Craft (FAC) and Their Roles in Maritime Operations

Self, Arthur G.
October 2010
Military Technology;2010, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p132
The article discusses the integral role played by fast attack craft (FAC) in maritime operations. It examines the significance of its high speed and weapon capabilities to address terrorist threats. It explores some of its examples including the Roussen class, the Combattante III type and the MRTP33 type. It also offers information on FAC's roles including for search and rescue (SAR) operations, protection of coastal and offshore installations and prevention of smuggling.


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