Tag Archives | Sillinger

Libya Receives 30 French Patrol Boats

The Libyan Navy has taken delivery of 30 new inflatable patrol boats from French military boat maker Sillinger. The fast, semi-rigid-hulled, boats are the first from a batch of 50 ordered in January. Libya Herald reports that the Libyan Special Naval Forces showcased seven of the new boats during a high-speed display at the naval […]

UK to Focus on Defence Sales to Libya

The Guardian reports that Britain is trying to boost sales of defence equipment to Libya by sending a Royal Navy warship to Tripoli in April to act as a "floating shop window" for security firms. Despite concerns among Libyan politicians and arms control campaigners, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has so far refused to disclose […]

Sillinger Wins Contract for Patrol Vessels

The Libyan government has reportedly ordered 50 rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBS) from French company Sillinger. According to a report from Tripoli Post, Sillinger marketing director Guillaume Godde declined to reveal the value of the contract but said his company has been contracted to supply semi-rigid inflatable boats ranging between 3.80 metres and 12 meters in […]