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Watercat M18 AMC  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2014
Total Production: 12
Also Known As: U700
Origin: Finland
Corporations: Marine Alutech
Parent System: Watercat M12
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2000
Total Production: 50
Family Members: Watercat M12
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Description: The Watercat M18 AMC, also known as U700 boat, is a high-speed, multi-purpose, landing craft designed and build by Marine Alutech featuring high transportation capacity and high maneuverability combined with effective protection and weapon systems. This craft is suitable for troops transport, medical evacuation, landing operations, patrolling and escort tasks. The vessel design is optimized for operations in archipelago, coastal and offshore environments. The propulsion systems consists of two diesel engines developing 660kW each with two Rolls-Royce 40A3 water jets. The vessel is equipped with a Remote controlled Weapon Station (RWS) provided with a 12.7mm machine gun or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher. Besides, a roof-mounted 7.62mm coaxial machine gun is also provided. On October 17, 2012, the Finnish Navy ordered 12 Watercat M18 AMC crafts to be delivered between mid-2014 and 2016.

The 19-meter Watercat M18 AMC is capable of maximum speeds of 35-40 knots. The boat's effective heating and air conditioning system allows to operate in climates with excessive heat or cold. In addition to the hull armor intended against ballistic threats, the ship is provided with Chemical, Bacteriological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) protection. The navigation system is based on the GPS and the vessel also incorporates radar, forward looking sonar, Automatic Identification System (AIS), Inmarsat-C satellite communications, data-link, autopilot and onboard camera monitoring system.

Watercat M18 AMC Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
Beam: 4.40 meter (14.4 foot)
Draft: 0.96 meter (3.15 foot)
Length: 19.3 meter (63 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 12.7 millimeter
Max Range: 200 nautical mile (370 kilometer)
Total Combined Power: 1,320 kW (1,769 hp)
Cruise Speed: 35 knot (18.0 mps)
Top Speed: 40 knot (74 kph)
Full Displacement: 29 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Watercat M18 AMC News

There are 3 news between
17 Oct 2012 and 21 Dec 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012Finland Orders Trackfire Remote Weapon Station for its Watercat M18 AMC Crafts
Monday, December 17, 2012Rolls-Royce to Supply Waterjets for the Finnish Navy's Watercat M18 AMC Landing Craft
Wednesday, October 17, 2012Marine Alutech to Build 12 Watercat M18 AMC Landing Crafts for the Finnish Navy

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