Riverine boats are vessels specifically designed to operate in littoral and shallow water environments. SAFE's riverine platforms are well known for their survivability and shallow draft capabilities, all while maintaining excellent maneuverability. SAFE offers riverine configurations that are designed to meet the client’s unique mission requirements. Some examples of integrated features and options include:
Armor design and integration
Shallow draft design with beaching plates
Heavy and medium machine gun mounts
Unmanned remote weapon mounts
Remote optics and sensors
Rough terrain trailers
Nuclear-Biological-Chemical (NBC) filtration systems
Integrated tactical communications
Reduced signature designs and coatings
Actuating bow and stern ramps
Air and surface ship transportability
SAFE's specific Riverine platforms include:
Command and Control and Fire Support
The Riverine Command Boat (RCB) is a fully enclosed platform designed to conduct command and control, tactical mobility and fire support operations in hostile riverine and littoral (near-shore) environments. The RCB is powered by twin diesel engines mated to water jets and equipped with key features that include an insertion and extraction bow door, reconfigurable mission space, manned/unmanned weapon mounts, a chemical weapons air filtration system, and optional armor. These design features combined with sea, air and land transportability make the RCB a one-of-a-kind multi-mission platform.
The Riverine Patrol Boat (RPB) is an advanced multi-mission platform designed to provide tactical mobility and fire support in opposed riverine and littoral environments. The RPB's combat-proven design is comprised of a shallow draft hull, twin inboard diesel engines, water jets, actuated bow door, machine gun mounts and optional armor. The RPB is ship-to-shore capable and transportable by fixed wing, rotary wing, and prime mover. It delivers significant capabilities in austere shallow water environments.