Kvichak Marine Industries of Seattle, WA, recently delivered three Bridge Erection Boat (BEB) prototypes to the United States Army, Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM).
Kvichak was chosen along with two other companies to construct the prototype boats. Each boat is currently undergoing extensive testing and evaluations at the Army Test Center in Aberdeen, MD. The testing process will last for up to 270 days.
TACOM intends to award a contract for a fleet of approximately 440 BEB crafts to replace its existing fleet in 2012.