At DIMDEX 2018, The International Maritime Defence Exhibition in Doha, Qatar, UES Marine, the Marine Division of United Engineering Services, an Oman-based company signed contract with Qatar’s Joint Special Forces for 6 interceptors: 3 P9 Patrol Craft and 3 P38 high speed crafts.
The P9 Patrol Craft is a high performance interceptor, which can be fitted up with dual 350 hp Outboard Motors, giving 50+ knot interception speeds. It features an advanced,deep V, twin step design hull that is 3D vacuum infused with advanced composite materials in epoxy resin for optimum power to weight ratio and maximum strength.
The hull form and design affords maximum comfort for this type of craft allowing the crew to operate effectively with minimum fatigue.
The P9 is designed for a crew of 8, on shock mitigating seating, and is equipped for missions up to approx. 8 hours. The P9 can be provisioned with Gun Mounts suitable for up to .50 machine gun. It can operate at full speed in sea state 2-3 and is capable of operations up to sea state 6 at reduce speed according to the local conditions at the time.