50MMP (MULTI MISSION PLATFORM)


Mission

The 50MMP (Multi-Mission Platform) is a highly capable, open-ocean platform designed to provide offshore Force Protection during Over-the-Horizon transits, as well as pre-landing force deployment and support. High-speed maneuverability, shallow draft, and optional ballistic protection support a variety of coastal and offshore missions including Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS), Patrol and Surveillance, Search and Rescue (SAR), and Special Forces Operations.

Hull Design

The 50MMP’s modified-vee design provides predictable handling and control in rough seas. A moderate beam-to-length ratio makes for superb seakeeping, enhanced crew comfort and safety offshore at high speed. Quick planing characteristics and modest bow rise provide excellent visibility from the helm. Forward lifting strakes and wide chine surfaces deflect spray for improved visibility from the helm, while reducing frictional drag and increasing stability at high speed.

Propulsion

Complementing its shallow hull draft, the 50MMP’s twin diesel-powered waterjets provide excellent shallow-water and evasive-maneuvering capabilities and enhanced swimmer safety. For optimum speed, Arneson surface drives are available to suit specific mission requirements. Compatible with both propulsion packages, optional joystick systems delivers precise control and enhanced safety when operating in close quarters.

Topsides

The 50MMP’s large enclosed pilothouse is situated amidships, providing enhanced crew protection and comfort offshore; climate control is available. Seating is provided for up to 30 crew and passengers, and the deck can also be configured to carry cargo. The deck arrangement permits rapid embark, debark and alongside boarding. A unique bow landing ramp adds great flexibility for rapid bow-in troop disembarkation/recovery, while a two-meter-wide stern ramp allows for deployment/retrieval of a 4.7 m inflatable boat. Fixed lifting points also allow for mother ship-based deployment.

50MMP Specifications

LOA:  53′ (16.15 m)
BEAM:  14′-9″ (4.43 m)
DEADRISE:  16.4 degrees
WEIGHT (lightship):  35,000 lbs (16,000 kg)
DRAFT:  2’-6″ (0.76 m)
MAX. HP:  1,600 hp
FUEL CAPACITY:  600 gal (2,271 L)
SEATING CAPACITY:  16 persons
TOP SPEED:  40+ KTS
CRUISE SPEED:  35 KTS
RANGE (full load):  450 NM