Short Range Prosecutor

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Short Range Prosecutor in use

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Short Range Prosecutor is a 7-meter, high speed launch designed to be launched from cutters, at speed, from a stern launching ramp.[1][2] The Short Range Prosecutor is a rigid-hull inflatable, powered by water-jets, for intercepting and boarding suspect vessels. It mounts a radar and special shock-proof seats, and can travel at 30 knots.

The refitted Island class Patrol cutters, part of the Deepwater program, were each to carry one Short Range Prosecutor. The Marine Protector cutters each carry one Short Range Prosecutor. The new Sentinel class cutters will carry one Short Range Prosecutor.[3] The National Security Cutters will have a rear launching ramps, and will carry two launches, either two Short Range Prosecutors, or two of the larger USCG Long Range Interceptors, or one of each.[4]

Specification[5][edit]

  • Length: 25 ft (7 m)
  • Displacement: 5600 ib (2.54 t)
  • Capacity: maximum 10 people
  • Speed: 33 kt
  • Range: 400 nm
  • Endurance: 10 hr
  • Armament: M240 machine gun
  • Propulsion: 2 diesel engines with water jet engine
USCG Short Range Prosecutor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Short Range Prosecutor (SRP)". Integrated Deepwater System Program. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  2. ^ "H770 DJ Short Range Prosecutor (technical specifications)" (PDF). Zodiac Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  3. ^ "Fast Response Cutter (FRC)". Integrated Deepwater System Program. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  4. ^ "National Security Cutter (NSC)". Integrated Deepwater System Program. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  5. ^ SRP Specification