Response Boat, Small and M2 .50 cal. Reviewed

The Defense Industry Daily has published a couple of reviews that some may find interesting, on the Response Boat Small (RB-S) replacement program and on the continued development and utility of the now more than 90 year old M2 .50 cal. machine gun.

Metal Shark, manufacturer of the RB-S has a web page here, and a facebook page here.

3 thoughts on “Response Boat, Small and M2 .50 cal. Reviewed

  1. Metal Shark’s bid was $13 mil higher than that of SAFE Boat International, I’m not saying its the wrong decision but I’d love to see the USCG publish the findings which led to their selection.

  2. An interview with Metal Shark here, “Why did Metal Shark win that 500 boat contract?”:
    http://www.workboat.com/newsdetail.aspx?id=12006

    Hearing how visibility weighed very heavily in the award, I can’t help but think the accident in San Diego where poor visibility over the bow contributed, may have had some thing to do with the decision.

    (Thanks to Lee for the heads up)

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