The MPC is designed for combined sea and land operations as a patrol craft with all the equipment, range and autonomy that is expected from an up-to-date vessel. She can land a police unit with vehicles on the shore immediately upon detection of any suspicious activity, thus ensuring a quick law enforcement action, and can launch up to four RIBs at sea for rapid response.
The design of CNIM's MPV is a new concept of LST. It can change its shape from catamaran in cruise mode to flat-bottom ship for loading/unloading. The diversity of the MPV means that it can be utilized in a wide variety of missions, ranging from logistics, transportation and support to special operations, coastal law enforcement and maritime warfare.
The MPV has a helicopter platform and hangar to operate the NHI NH90 or Eurocopter Tiger, a garage, and two well decks for operation of high-speed boats.
Main characteristics of the MPV include:
Deadweight max (loaded): 1,050t
Deadweight max (patrol): 650t
Engine power: 10 MW
Cruise speed (empty): 25kn
Cruise speed fully (loaded): 20kn
Speed in landing mode: 12kn
Navigation: Sea state 6
Safe: Sea state 7
Text source: http://www.naval-technology.com/contractors/patrol/cnim/