CEFA chooses IDEX to showcase new solution for water crossing-operation, the Vedette F2

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IDEX 2015
International Defence Exhibition & Conference

22 - 26 February 2015
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
CEFA chooses IDEX to showcase new solution for water crossing-operations, the Vedette F2
CEFA, a French company, with over half a century of expertise in the water crossing operation, designs new product intended to meet the needs of the French Army for secure crossing operation but also to help the populations affected by natural disasters such as flooding or submerged coastal zones. During IDEX 2015, which is held from 22-26 February in Abu Dhabi, CEFA chose to highlight a new product: the Vedette F2.
CEFA chooses IDEX to showcase new solution for crossing operation the Vedette F2 640 001CEFA's new Vedette F2 dedicated to help for water crossing-operations
The VEDETTE F2 recently acquired by the French Army is mainly used for water crossing operations and diver missions.

Power, reliability, extreme mobility and safety are its strengths. The Vedette F2 offers precision maneuvering of thrusters with 2 water water jet 360° and exceptional thrust provided by 2 independent engines (2.6 Tons max bollard pull). This new solution for crossing-operation is configurated with a flat bottom that provides 100% thrust with only 50 cm water deep below the hull; and ensure maximum safety with the water-jet technology (no screw).

Vedette F2 allows a max speed of 8,5 m/s in water depth superior to 4 m. The Vedette F2 can be used in association with all type of ribbon bridge (IRB, SRB).

The VEDETTE F2 can be transported by truck or trailer with a CEFA’s dedicated interface. The French Army received 8 VEDETTE F2 in December 2014.