The U.S. Navy will sell its first electric kayaks and other paddleboards in the coming weeks, the Navy said.
The Navy is the first of the U.A.E. military’s allies to begin selling electric boats in the United States, which is a key strategic goal.
The program has been in the works for some time.
The Navy is considering building a fleet of electric boats, but has not set a date.
The sale of electric and other electric-powered boats, like those used in military operations and other non-combat missions, is a big shift for the Navy.
For decades, the service’s fleet of paddleboards and electric kayakers has relied on older, less-efficient engines.
The military, which uses many smaller boats and boats in smaller numbers, will now be able to offer larger, more expensive electric boats.
The new electric boats will cost about $100,000, but the Navy says they will be able be sold for less.
The boats will be powered by a single generator, which the Navy calls a “portable DC fast charger.”
They will be used for small tasks like fishing, fishing boats, and kayaking.
The generator is also used in the Navy’s underwater mapping and surveillance boats, which have been the most successful of the Navy fleet.
In a video that accompanied the announcement, Navy Capt. Greg McPherson, the company’s vice president of public affairs, described the new electric boat as “a great way to expand our capability to support our nation’s needs in the maritime domain.”
The Navy will continue to purchase electric boats and other equipment from a variety of manufacturers.
The announcement came as the Navy prepares to buy another $1.3 billion worth of electronic equipment in the next five years.
The Army is also looking to replace a fleet that includes about 10 electric boats that are used to monitor the movement of its forces.