Another interesting ship coming from Austal, the makers of the trimaran Littoral Combat Ship, Independence (sometimes referred to as the Klingon Battlecruiser). This is the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV). The Army and Navy are planning to buy at least ten. I would not be surprised to see them used routinely with a LEDET on board for drug enforcement.
$185M for a first in class 338 foot catamaran that does 35-45 knots, has a helo deck, and a mission bay with a capacity for six shipping containers sounds like a relative bargain too.
More comment and a video of an earlier, similar vessel, HSV-X1 Joint Venture here.
No accident Joint Venture’s hull form looks a lot like the Chinese Type 022 Houbei class missile boat. They share a common ancestry.