The U.S. Navy paid Newport a visit today down at the South Beach Marina, showing off one of ten Ocean and River Interdiction battle boats. They come with big twin diesels, 600 mile range, cruises at 40 mph and can do a lot more than that if you want it to. It’s front gun mount boasts a 90% first round kill from 8 football fields away. 50 caliber or mini. The craft comes with a number of sensor capabilities, satellite detection of all surface vessels within their patrol range.
Ten of these heavily armed water rockets were built in Tacoma – this particular copy headed for San Diego for coastal and river patrolling. Don’t think much can outrun this grey bullet. But there’s a few drug runners down there who will no doubt try. Poor things.