7.8 m Regional Force Surveillance Unit: Surveillance Vessel
The Regional Force Surveillance Units (RFSU’s) are specialised infantry units used by the Australian Army Reserve. They are responsible for conducting long range reconnaissance and surveillance patrols in the remote and sparsely populated regions of northern Australia.
Using a 6-cylinder Steyr diesel and waterjet, these surveillance vessels can achieve a top speed of 33 knots and cruise comfortably at speeds of around 20 knots. The use of waterjet propulsion allows for shallow draft operations and greater manoeuvrability, and makes these vessels highly adaptable and capable.
|Vessel Length||7.8 Meters|
|Launch Date||Jun 2003|
|Vessel Type||Patrol Vessel|
|Number of Vessels||3|
|Builder||Western Boat Builders|
|Construction Material||Marine Grade Aluminium|
|Main Engine||1 x STEYR 266TD|
|Speed Max||33.0 kts|
|Speed Cruise||20.0 kts|
|Fuel Capacity||375 L|
Design Types: Patrol & Military Craft