With a focus firmly on the operator, The Whiskey Project boats are the product of collaboration between experienced military operators and world-class maritime engineers, architects and innovators. Merging cutting edge design technologies, advanced safety features and a modular design configuration, the Whiskey Project offers the safest, most versatile and fit for purpose tactical watercraft seen in decades.
Federal Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP was honoured to officially launch The Whiskey Project at the Pacific International Maritime Expo 2019 today, where military, industry, government and technology delegates from around the globe gathered at Sydney’s International Convention Centre.
Whiskey Alpha features a new world-leading hull design that provides greater stability than the traditional Deep V hull, reducing the slamming load impact on personnel and equipment by 40% compared to legacy hulls. Slamming load impact has long been recognised as a source of chronic injuries and reduced the efficacy of personnel onboard. 95% of Special Boat operators from the US Navy’s Special Boat Units reported having incurred at least one injury on the job, with this figure increasing to a 100% injury rate of crewmen by their tenth year of service.
This new hull design better protects the safety of the operators and enhances their physical condition when they arrive at task.
Another key feature of the Whiskey Alpha watercraft is its modular design configuration, ensuring the layout is fit for any purpose and is user configurable across all mission sets.
Seats can be quickly installed, shifted or removed depending on the scenario the team is responding to, ensuring maximum versatility and optimising the larger deckspace. Whilst the plug’n’play technology platform, from weapons and combat to autonomous systems creates an interoperable versatility that is future-fleet fit.