The Barracuda which Afloat reported of its launch in 2015 is a high speed, low radar cross-section interceptor designed specifically for military and law enforcement roles.
One of the boat's most unique features is that a range of both lethal and non-lethal weapons can be concealed below deck and raised up through hatches only when required during conflict.
The Barracuda is also capable of operating with a high degree of invisibility to any opponent’s radar.
It recently underwent testing with the help of the Irish Navy and the Irish Maritime and Energy Research Cluster.
In a series of trials, the Barracuda was brought repeatedly alongside one of the naval vessels with the speeds being increased in each instance reaching a maximum of 20 knots.
According to Safehaven Marine, the vessel performed well remaining stable while alongside the naval vessel and able to break away easily.
In addition the Evening Echo notably reports separately on the construction by Safehaven Marine of an 18-metre long Wildcat 60 catamaran for the UK Ministry of Defence which will be used for a range of military purposes.
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