The Egyptian Navy Shipyard is confident of orders from regional navies for its RHIB (8500). “We are receiving requests for these RHIB from several surrounding countries,” the company official said. The high speed boats are already in use with Egyptian Special Forces (SF) units. The combat proven boats are capable of attaining a top speed of 50 knots. They can carry 17 soldiers and also be fitted with two 0.50 caliber weapons.
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