The trial was conducted in Brest harbor, from a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the Air Force. This drop technique allows the remote deployment of commandos at sea. It is made possible through a specific interface system developed under the program Foam. Several tests will be conducted for the qualification of this capacity planned for this year.
New versatile rigid craft marine commandos, The Foam represents a technological leap and capability. Fully interoperable with major new facilities of the Navy, it allows to implement up to 12 commandos equipped through attacks at sea or nautical raids. It can be projected near the coast or on the high seas, even in case of rough seas. The Foam is a modular boat that fits the needs of the mission and can implement command capabilities, support, assault etc.
Within the marine commandos, The froth is implemented by the Ponchardier commando, the commando operations that support gun crew of the boat (sailors, pilots, gunners, mechanics).
The Foam has a displacement full load of 7 tons, a length of 9.30 m and a width of 3 m, a capacity to carry up to 12 commandos and a speed of over 40 knots (75 km / h).
Spray the contract was notified by the DGA to the Zodiac Milpro International in May 2011. Fifteen boats were commissioned, five of which remain to be delivered.