For the new builds, the Kuwaiti Coast Guard specified total drive solutions from
Twin Disc, featuring Arneson ASD11 surface drives and Rolla propellers.
Powered by dual MAN R6-800 turbo-charged engines, developing a total power of 1,600 horsepower, 44-FCI has a top speed exceeding 55 knots at full load, due in part to the surface-piercing design of its Arneson Surface Drives. The propulsion units reduce the appendage drag by 50 percent compared to conventional submerged systems. With its matched, five-blade nibral Rolla propellers, the craft sees quicker acceleration and a better payload-to-power ratio. Fast operation stability is enhanced with trim tabs from Twin Disc.
The 44-FCI employs Twin Disc's MGX-5114 A QuickShift marine transmissions, matched EC300 Power Commander Electronic Control and bow thruster.
The trailerable 44-FCI features carbon-fiber-reinforced, all-composite construction with NIJ Level IIIA ballistic protection on the cabin. Designed for a crew of four to six, it utilizes shock-mitigation seating to reduce fatigue and features a broad range of weaponry and electronics