Marine Specialised Know-how Group (“MST Group”) has been commissioned by Damen Shipyards Group to equip the German Navy’s F126 frigates with 12m rigid-hulled inflatable mission boats. The scope of the provision contract consists of the supply of twelve particular forces FRISC® RHIB’s with transportation trailers and a complete Built-in Logistics Assist (ILS) package deal. The F126 frigates are being constructed by Dutch shipbuilder Damen Naval, on German shipyards in Wolgast, Kiel and Hamburg. Main companions embrace Thales Netherlands, and Blohm + Voss. The primary ship will probably be handed over in Hamburg in 2028 and the contract consists of an choice for 2 additional frigates.

The FRISC (Quick Raiding, Interception and Particular forces Craft) are the newest era of MST’s properly confirmed Quick Raiding, Intervention and Particular Forces Craft Collection and can present the German Navy with an enhanced fight platform, utilising state-of-the-art navigation and C2 command programs, to satisfy present and future navy necessities. FRISC mix the pace and manoeuvrability of an interceptor with an elevated measurement and carrying capability to carry elite troops and their tools. Utilised extensively by the Dutch Royal and Belgium Navy’s for border safety, marine counter terrorism, navy and particular forces operations.


Quick Raiding, Interception and Particular Forces Craft (FRISC) rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs). (Photograph by Marine Specialised Know-how Group)

Ben Kerfoot, Managing Director for Marine Specialised Know-how Group, stated: “MST are extraordinarily happy to be working along with Damen once more on this prestigious challenge, this time with Damen Naval on complicated frigates, offering a extremely efficient platform towards maritime threats.”

Marine Specialised Know-how Group (“MST Group”) is a world class designer and producer of Inflatable, Inflexible Inflatable and Excessive-Pace Workboats in composite and aluminium as much as 24.0m in size for world Navy, Skilled and Search & Rescue markets. Since its formation in 2001 and incorporation on the twenty first June 2002, the corporate has developed into one of the revered and expert companies within the trade. A number of years after creation, MST expanded into the “MST Group” which consists of a number of subsidiary firms. Members of the group embrace the unique MST New-Construct Division, MST Fleet Providers Upkeep & Restore, MST Particular Merchandise and Specialised Inflatable Know-how Restricted (SIT Ltd). Since this growth, the Firm now occupies a number of websites in Liverpool, Bromborough and Leyland collectively totalling over 400,000 SqFt.

Fast Raiding, Interception and Special Forces Craft (FRISC) rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs).
Quick Raiding, Interception and Particular Forces Craft (FRISC) rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs). (Photograph by Marine Specialised Know-how Group)