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An ETRACO in exercice.

The ETRACO (acronym for Embarcation de Transport RApide pour COmmandos, translation in English language "rapid transport and commando action boat") is the standard light inflatable boat of French special forces naval branch, the Commandos Marine.

In service since 1996[1] ETRACO will be replaced from the summer of 2015 a new system called ECUME.[2]


The ETRACO has this specifications:[3]

  • Weight (full): 2,500 kg (2.50 tonnes)
  • Length: 7.33 m (24 ft 1 in)
  • Speed (full): 45 kn (83 km/h; 52 mph)
  • Troops: 12 soldiers (1 driver, 11 fully equipped troops)


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