The Saratoga is part of the U.S. Atlantic fleet and participated in operation Desert Storm in 1990/91. Launched in 1956, this aircraft carrier is continuously up-dated, especially its radar and electronic systems.
Introduced to the RNLI in 1995, the all-weather Severn Class Lifeboat is the largest in their fleet. It has a range of 250 nautical miles and a top speed of 25 knots. It carries a powered Y boat that can be launched and recovered by a lightweight crane to enable rescues close to shore. It propellers are protected so it can take ground without damage.
Based on the helicopter design Bell AH-1 Huey Cobra which was used in great numbers in Vietnam, Bell developed the improved version AH-1W SuperCobra which has better fighting power and other features. First delivery of this prototype to the US-Marine-Corps was in 1986.