Tuco collaboration for defence market
Danish composite boatbuilder Tuco Marine Group has announced a collaboration with Canada’s Defence Unlimited International to provide its ProZero Series boats to Defence markets.
Tuco Marine has recently appointed the Canadian-based firm, Defence Unlimited International, to be the exclusive representative for the ProZero defence line of boats in specific geographical regions. The experience of the Defence Unlimited International team includes former senior level U.S. Military, the National Security Agency, U.S. Cybercommand, Military Intelligence and private sector executives that have headed multibillion dollar security and intelligence companies for the U.S. Government and U.S. Government allies.
Defence Unlimited International and its strategic partners have a long history of operating worldwide, and its management has a long history of selecting and assembling qualified teams of professionals to engineer and deliver mission support and hands-on training that consistently meets and exceeds customer expectations.
Defence Unlimited International is established in many countries around the world, with annual sales of over 400 million dollars in the USA, and over one billion dollars worldwide.
“We are extremely pleased about the new collaboration with DUI, and we do hope that it can develop over the coming years. DUI will be responsible for regional sales of ProZero boats to clients in the defence and security sector. We are delighted to see Defence Unlimited Internationals enthusiasm regarding the ProZero boats” says Managing Director of Tuco Marine Group ApS, Jonas Pedersen.
With the modular platform, even very high levels of customisation do not compromise Tuco’s short delivery time and it is possible to produce bespoke vessels that are targeted towards very diverse operational roles, e.g. interception, patrolling and command operation. Cockpit layouts are arranged to maximize the use of modern mission management and electronic support for situational awareness and a principal aim of Tuco is to secure that the ProZero vessels outperform the current market standards in terms of long-term reliability and serviceability.
Combat and defence missions in rough seas are mainly limited by human factors which is why the ProZero boats have been developed with particular attention to shock mitigation and reduction of adverse effects of the surrounding environment on both humans, equipment and the boat itself. The hull design is based on the tried and proven hull from Tuco's Guard Series which Tuco has produced and continuously developed since 2002.
By Jake Frith
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