Nice to see some life in American shipbuilding. These 63 meter (208 ft) craft are being built for the Navy’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships, Auxiliary Ships, Small Boats and Craft Program Office (PMS 325) on behalf of the Egyptians.
Here is a tidbit about a navy program looking at ships of Coast Guard size. It appears they are looking to tap into Finish/German expertise on Aluminum hulled ships, and find out a bit more about how they age and how damage resistant they are. As part of the research they are going to do a SINKEX on two Finish Fast Attack Craft (FAC).