Swedish-Emirates Company Armacraft has signed a sizable order for a High-Speed Diver Delivery Craft with a foreign navy.
The developer and builder of composite patrol vessels signed the order for its new Trident (submersible high-speed diver delivery crafts). Sea trials with the new generation Trident units will commence later this year with delivery to the end customer planned for early 2022. rmacraft is known for high-speed interceptors and combat crafts. Adding underwater capability was a natural progression for the company, which has developed two different submersible high-speed diver delivery crafts: MK I, a six-crew reconnaissance and diver delivery craft; and MK II, a larger 12-squad, transportation and diver delivery craft. Both models are optimised for transportation in 40 ft containers to ensure responsive and prompt deployment.
“After several years of extensive research and development of Tridents submersible systems, we can present a highly agile multi-purpose system with autonomous capabilities,” said Armacraft's technical director Tommy Eriksson. The system consists of components from world-leading manufacturers of subsea thrusters, batteries, and underwater navigation systems.
Eriksson said the final design phase was completed with rigorous underwater-computerised flow dynamics, with hull optimisation for performance while surfaced and in submerged mode.
“We are building a new breed of high-speed diver delivery crafts that Navies around the world can afford to keep in their fleet,” said Armacraft CEO Richard Jonsson. The MK II is designed for multi-purpose missions, which is made possible due to its interchangeable interior design.