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Thursday, April 16, 2015

US Navy's Brand New MK VI Patrol Boat One of the Main Attractions of Sea Air Space 2015

US Navy Expeditionary Combat Command was showcasing its brand new MK VI Patrol Boat (PB) during Sea-Air-Space 2015. Navy Recognition discussed with Commander Pete Berning, U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Force, (whom we already met last year).

The MK VI is a next generation PB and the latest addition to the US Navy fleet. The 85 foot combatant craft’s hull is optimized for performance, fuel economy and firepower.

The MK VI PB is configured with both an ergonomically designed pilothouse seating 5 operators: The Engineer (taking care of the engines and Mk 38 turret), the Navigator, the coxswain, the communication engineer and the boat Captain.

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