The Royal Marines have a number of Holyhead Marine Offshore Raiding Craft (ORC) and very impressive machines they are too.
Well armed, fast, armoured.
Stable firing platform?
Suitable for long range transits in high sea states?
How about a small craft with suspension.
This technology separates the vessel’s hulls from the deck and superstructure via a ‘passive reactive’ interlinked hydraulic system which enables a significant departure from conventional naval architecture compromises and provides increased levels of ride comfort, control and stability whether stationary or travelling at speed.
Watch the video
Looks pretty clever to me, but what would I know!
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