Accession Number : ADA183964

Title :   Required Operational Capability, USMC-ROC-MOB-211.4.3 for a Rigid Raiding Craft and Twin Outboard Motors.

Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA183964

Report Date : 20 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : In order to perform important aspects of its amphibious mission, the Marine Corps requires a rigid raiding craft (RRC) with twin outboard motors. The RRC will be employed with Marine amphibious units (MAU's) that are designated special operations capable (SOC). It will provide a high speed, low signature amphibious method to insert and extract small units conducting missions defined in Marine Corps doctrine and Joint Chiefs of Staff Publication 1. The initial operational capability (IOC) is 1987 and full operational capability (FOC) is 1988. The RRC, with twin outboard motors, will perform dependably at high speed over long ranges in marginal weather allowing surprise and flexibility in special operations. It will have a low amphibious-lift footprint and will also be air transport able and deliverable.

Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIPS, *BOATS, PATROL CRAFT, MARINE ENGINES, AIR TRANSPORTATION, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, MARINE CORPS, MOTORS, OUTBOARD

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE