New Landing Ships Delivered to Finnish Navy
On June 3rd, the Finnish Navy received its first three U-700 class (Watercat M18 AMC) landing ships in Raseborg. The new ship class is called “Jehu”.
The Finnish Navy has ordered a total of 12 boats from Marine Alutech Oy Ab.
“Jehu” is a fast multipurpose boat that has both a large-scale transport capacity and effective countermeasure systems. The ships can be used for troop transports, medical and evacuation tasks, landing, sea surveillance and escorting tasks, as well as for battle and battle support missions. The “Jehu” boats can be used both in the archipelago and coastal areas and on the high seas.
The boats are equipped with ballistic and CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) countermeasure systems. Additionally the “Jehu” boats are equipped with a Remote Weapon Station (RWS), which can be connected to several kinds of weapons.
With the length of 19.90 m, beam of 4.30 m and a draught of 1.10 m, the vessel can reach a speed of 35 knots.
Image: Marine Alutech Oy Ab