Launched At Navdex
ASIS Military RIB Bluebird Boat combines high performance and latest advanced systems for every mission profile
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22nd of February 2015: UAE based company, ASIS Boats – one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of rigid inflatable boats, has unveiled its newest design model called the “Bluebird” at NAVDEX, the region’s most important naval and maritime security exhibition. With its unique, high-endurance, high-performance capabilities, the Bluebird is the world’s most advanced military rigid hull inflatable boat. The Military RIB Bluebird can be purposefully disguised and coloured to appear as a civilian/recreational vessel thus providing tactical advantage when needed.
The 9.5-meter Military RIB, powered by twin 350-hp outboard engines, is capable of speeds up to 65 MPH (105km/h/h), even in choppy waters, and combines the latest advances in maritime shock mitigation, including a three-axis fully shock-mitigated console housing the operator seats and all equipment. The 9.5-meter Military RIB’s console design maximizes comfort and minimizes crew fatigue. Exceptional in performance thanks to its unique design, the Bluebird is nevertheless extremely easy to manoeuvre both on the open water and in close quarters, and it is also impressively fuel-efficient.
Equipped with a state-of-the-art headset wireless communications system that cancels intrusive, fatigue-inducing wind and engine noise, enables full communication between crew and passengers, and is fully integrated with both the marine VHF and tactical radio systems. Some of the many available options and features include: a Cool Suit device that allows passengers to stay cool despite being in an open air environment – an added benefit in Middle Eastern climates; bullet proofing, bullet resistant glass, gyro-stabilized thermal camera, and multiple crew-serve weapon pedestals, supporting heavy machine guns and grenade launchers.
“We have spent more than 10 years delivering the most effective and innovative solutions for naval and military forces around the world and understand the challenges and needs,” said Roy Nouhra, founder and President of ASIS Boats. “The Bluebird’s revolutionary design and features make it one of the most advanced military rigid inflatable boats, with exceptional performance, versatility, safety, agility and comfort. There is no doubt that this craft; the Military RIB—will be of great interest at NAVDEX.”
As a manufacturer and supplier of military, government, security, coastguard, and industry marine craft around the world, ASIS Boats are unparalled in their speed, maneuverability, reliability, seaworthiness, safety, and stability in the most adverse conditions, in all climates, and at the highest speeds. One of the few manufacturers in the world to gain US Coastguard Sub-Chapter T approval, ASIS Boats has both European CE approval, as well as US-certification from NMMA, SOLAS and ABYC bodies.