CMN is developing a new range of interceptors featuring planing, all-aluminium deep-V hulls and offering top speeds in excess of 40kts thanks to their low weight. Six of the larger HSI 32 model were delivered to Mozambique in 2016. CMN has also booked orders for several dozen boats for a Middle Eastern navy.
In addition to the wide range of missions assigned to conventional patrol boats, the HSI 32 is designed for time-sensitive interception operations, including counter-terrorism and the interdiction of trafficking and piracy. The HSI 32 offers excellent visibility, thanks to its panoramic bridge, and carries a comprehensive surveillance and intelligence-gathering payload, complete with radars, electro-optical system, C-ESM and datalinks. All sensors and weapon systems, including a 360° gun mount, are interfaced with the combat management system and integrated navigation system.
HSI 32 (© : Avotrimage)
A 4.8m RHIB is carried aft and launched via a stern ramp. The HSI 32 can be operated by a crew of just 12 and perform patrols lasting up to three days.
In addition to its primary role as an interceptor, the HSI 32 is also suitable for search and rescue missions as it can accommodate up to 64 people.
In late 2016, CMN introduced the more compact HSI 25 offering the same speed and seakeeping as its larger stablemate and enough space to accommodate either lightweight anti-ship or anti-air missiles. All weapons, including the remote-controlled guns, are controlled from the bridge.
HSI 25 (© : CMN)
HSI 32 technical data
Dimensions (m): 32.2 x 7
Speed: 43 kts
Weapons: 1 x 20 mm - 2 x 12.7 mm
HSI 25 technical data
Dimensions (m): 25.4 x 6.3
Speed: > 45 kts
Weapons: 1 x 20 mm - 2 x SSM or SAM