The 35 Meter Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) is offered by Swiftships for deployment by naval forces worldwide. It has been designed to deliver high levels of speed, manoeuvrability and reliability in order to meet the various requirements of challenging naval missions. It is survivable up to sea state 6 at the best heading, and fully operational at sea state 4. The FPV’s high quality design focuses on reliability of operation and ease of maintenance while using topnotch components with a 10-year cycle. The hull and superstructure are constructed of all-welded aluminum alloy in accordance with ABS HSNC regulations. The FPV’s fast speed, high maneuverability, and sophisticated command and weapon systems, are designed for surface warfare, coastal defense, and to respond to dispersed and persistent security threats such as terrorism, piracy, smuggling, illegal immigration and other threats .
The 35M FPV is a monohull ship, and its hull and superstructure are manufactured from all-welded aluminium alloy. The vessels are equipped with replenishment systems to allow refuelling at sea by side-by-side procedures. Its hull features seven watertight bulkheads, which create a total of eight watertight compartments. 35M FPVs can survive in severe weather conditions up to sea state 6 and are able to operate in sea state 4 conditions. Each vessel features a fast launch and retrieval system for a 7m rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB). The vessel has an overall length of 35.06m, beam of 7.25m and draft of 1.5m. It can complement a crew of 12 and carry 28,400l of fuel, as well as 1,890l of potable water. Other on-board systems include desalination and HVAC chilled water systems, in addition to a fire detection / suppression solution. The hull includes 7 watertight bulkheads forming 8 watertight compartments. The boats run on #2 diesel fuel and can be refueled at sea using side-by-side procedures.
The 35M FPV’s main gun is an Aselsan 30mm SMASH remote-controlled stabilised naval gun system mounting an Mk44 Bushmaster-II canon, which is fitted on the forward bow deck. The mounting does not penetrate the platform, making it relatively simple to fit the weapon to ships. The electroptical suit of SMASH is independent and separately stabilized. Using its sight, the SMASH system can provide surveillance and target-tracking entirely without outside assistance, allowing it to function fully independently. The weapon station is also equipped with an electro-optic sensor system for automatic target tracking and engagement capability. Its dual-feed automatic cannon has a rate of fire of 200 rounds a minute. The vessel is armed with a Raytheon AGM-176 Griffin missile system with two quad launchers, as well as two Mk 93 50-calibre mounts or a MK16 tripod. It has a range of 15 km when air-launched, or 5.5 km when launched from the surface.