December 04 2008
The South African navy has announced plans to purchase six patrol vessels as well as a sealift and sustainment ship, reports the Pretoria News.
Acquisition plans, worth about US$192 million, cover six inshore and offshore patrol vessels and a multipurpose logistics ship as well as the establishment of a maritime reaction squadron, said Vice Adm. Refiloe Mudimu, the navy chief.
According to the admiral, the 180-foot (55-mm) inshore patrol vessels will be armed with a 30-mm...
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