Fincantieri Marinette Marine to Build Response Boat-Mediums for Jordan
MARINETTE, Wis. — Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) announced Jan. 31, that it has been awarded a contract for two additional Response Boats-Medium (RB-Ms) vessels by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The two boats are part of a Foreign Military Sale to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Delivery is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of this year. This award brings the total number of RB-Ms to 176 built by Team RB-M, originally formed by FMM and Kvichak Marine. FMM will act as the prime contractor and program manager.
The new boats will be upgraded for the Jordanian Navy’s specific mission requirements and the challenging operational environment. These two vessels will be constructed by Vigor in one of its Seattle facilities.
“Fincantieri Marinette Marine and Vigor take great pride in supplying the RB-M. The vessel’s proven track record, performance and flexibility make it an excellent platform for near shore security,” said Jan Allman, FMM president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard, and developing a new partnership with Jordan.”