Maritime Security Vessel Projects
Vigor builds mission-critical vessels for combatant, unmanned and port security applications. The highly specialized team of designers, engineers and builders responsible for these vessels was formed following Vigor’s merger with two respected leaders in the field, Oregon Iron Works and Kvichak Marine, both now united under the Vigor name. When the mission matters, this team delivers.
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Built for the U.S. Navy
Multiple Combatant Craft Medium Mk1 continue to be built at Vigor.
The RB-M Tactical was developed as a commercial variant to the USCG Response Boat - Medium (RB-M). This high speed, high performance boat has become a favorite with elite law enforcement thanks to its tactical handling and reliability. It can be customized to meet mission-specific options. For example, one of the L.A. County Sheriff’s mission requirements is to quickly and accurately measure and locate natural and man-made radioactive elements or CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosives). A roof mounted RS-700 Gamma/Neutron Radiation Detection System enables the vessel to achieve this mission.
The USCG Response Boat - Medium (RB-M) is one of Vigor’s most well-known designs. Originally developed by Kvichak (now Vigor) in partnership with Camarc Design for high speed and high performance, its tactical handling, reliability and specialized mission capabilities have proven themselves in countless missions for the U.S. Coast Guard. To date, 174 RB-Ms have been delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard, one to the Canadian Coast Guard and an additional eight are under construction for our growing foreign military pipeline.
The Vigor Fast Interceptor (VFI) is a multi-mission craft delivering speed, maneuverability, reliable high performance and superior seakeeping in challenging environments
The U.S. Army awarded Vigor the contract to build its new generation landing craft in the fall of 2017. The design for the MSV(L) was developed in partnership with BMT following a detailed study of the Army's unique needs and the available design options fulfill those needs. It dramatically improves the current LCM-8 and provides the optimal combination of performance, operational flexibility and life-cycle cost while maintaining the reliability and versatility of the Army’s current craft. The contract calls for one prototype vessel, four vessels under low rate production, and up to thirty two additional vessels over ten years for use by Army Mariners in even the most difficult environments.