CYCLONE (PC-1) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Small Combatants


Country of Origin: USA

These fast patrol craft were the first of their kind to be built for the U.S. Navy since the Vietnam War and among the largest of their type ever procured for the Navy. They are based on the British-built Egyptian navy RAMADAN-class missile boats and intended to patrol U.S. coastlines as well as covertly deploying U.S. Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL ) teams. This program replaced the PCM program (cancelled in December 1987) and its predecessor, the SWCM program (cancelled Jan. 7, 1987). The...

 

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