Mine Countermeasure & Patrol Craft
MINE COUNTERMEASURES SHIPS (MCM)
Avenger Class ships are designed as mine hunter-killers capable of finding, classifying and destroying moored and bottom mines. These ships use SONAR and video systems, cable cutters and a mine detonating device that can be released and detonated by remote control. They are also capable of conventional sweeping measures.
COASTAL PATROL CRAFT (PC)
These ships provide the Navy with a fast, reliable platform that can respond to emergent requirements in a shallow water environment. The primary mission of these ships is coastal patrol, interdiction and surveillance.