The waterborne demonstrations were held on all four days of DSEI 2017. They took place in the Royal Victoria Dock at the eastern end of Excel. The main demonstration, Operation MARCAP, consists of individual capability demonstrations from a number of world leading maritime companies. There were 9 small vessels and RIBs who participated in two daily waterborne demonstrations.




Operation MARCAP

The scenario is based around a Maritime Interdiction operation; it opened with pre-cursor activity comprising covert/discrete surveillance leading to a boarding by Royal Marines of a suspect vessel under the cover of a number of fire support capabilities, including an Offshore Raiding Craft currently in service with the Royal Marines; this was followed by simulated recovery of a survivor from in the water.

Who Exhibited?

Stand S3-110

9.5m Pacific Class

Stand S2-364

9.5m Pacific Class

Stand S3-110

Pacific 24 RIB

Stand N3-660

11m Nunya Interceptor

Stand S5-268

Acoustic hailing device

Stand S9-282

James Fisher and Sons
8 man SEAL delivery vehicle

Stand S5-160

Communication and Information for Op MARCAP

Stand N9-360

Boomranger 6.6m RIB

Stand N9-360

Goldfish 12m RIB

Stand S2-400

German Drones

Stand S5-170

7.8m Semi Rigid Boat

Stand S2-400

Pass Medientechnik
LSA2011/VOC-COM Sound System

Dock Edge

Versa Dock & TPA
Flexible, military pontoon system


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