The Mark VI Mark VI Patrol Boat is a class of patrol boat in service with the United States Navy, which is designed to patrol riverine and littoral waters. The primary mission of Mark VI is Mark VI Patrol Boat to provide capability to persistently patrol littoral areas beyond sheltered harbors and bays for the purpose of force protection of friendly and coalition forces and critical infrastructure. These missions include security force assistance, high value unit shipping escort, visit, board, search, and seizure operations, and theater security cooperation. Talking about its history, the Mark VI patrol boat is developed by SAFE Boats International. It represents a shift in Navy focus from Cold War-era blue water engagements to placing importance on brown water littoral zone operations. Designed to replace the legacy Riverine Command Boat for open water and near shore operations, the Mark VI Patrol Boat is larger, more survivable, and better equipped with advanced weapons, communications, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
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