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US Navy ordered the development of new amphibious boats

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The US Navy intends to adopt new amphibious boats. The fleet ordered the development of another boat type LCU company Swiftships, reports "Warspot" with reference to navaltoday.com.


US Navy ordered the development of new amphibious boats

Model of the landing boat type LCU 1700


The project was named LCU 1700 (Landing Craft, Utility) and should replace the arsenal of the American fleet LCU boats of previous modifications. The cost of the contract was $ 18 million - for this money, the company must provide the military command with the first prototype of the boat within 31 months and transfer all the design documentation.

If the LCU 1700 prototype satisfies the military, the contract volume can be increased to 31 boats, and the total amount of the deal will be almost $ 430 million. Up to 2027, the US Navy command plans to adopt new boats.

The length of the LCU 1700 should be more than 42 m, width - 9,4 m, displacement - more than 400 tons. This will allow the boat to carry up to 400 people or two tank M1A1 Abrams, or cargo weighing over 150 tons. The crew of each of the boats will consist of 13 people, cruising range - 1200 miles, speed - 8 knots.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy April 3 2018 12: 42
    +1
    This will allow the boat to transport up to 400 people, either two M1A1 Abrams tanks, or cargo weighing over 150 tons. The crew of each boat will consist of 13 people, cruising range - 1200 miles,

    Before refueling at sea, have you already bought?
    2 Abrams ..... Looks like disposable boats.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 April 3 2018 13: 36
      +3
      Yes. Here is such a + a bunch of San Antonio + more advanced expeditionary platforms.
  2. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 April 3 2018 12: 45
    +1
    Great targets for our coastal artillery and aircraft.
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    2. Tatyana
      Tatyana April 3 2018 13: 16
      +2
      Quote: Alexey-74
      Great targets for our coastal artillery and aircraft.

      Ha! Especially if the Marines themselves will also be without brains!

      The landing of NATO soldiers ashore
      1. raw174
        raw174 April 4 2018 14: 19
        +1
        Quote: Tatiana
        The landing of NATO soldiers ashore

        This video is about 10 years old and I think that this is either an episode of a comedy or a clean production ...
    3. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 3 2018 13: 17
      +5
      Quote: Alexey-74
      Great targets for our coastal artillery and aircraft.

      Alas, unlike us, the Yankees will have enough strength to clear the coast and support the landing.
      In addition, LCUs will not go to the first wave - there will be LCAC and Stallions.
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 April 3 2018 13: 35
        +5
        Alexei, it’s not sad - but you are absolutely right! Plus support for helicopters with UDC and aviation from aircraft carriers!
        And it’s not against Us - they are preparing these funds, it’s just an indicator of the mobility of their marine corps, even when moving from one base to another on their own. hi
    4. raw174
      raw174 April 4 2018 14: 18
      +1
      Quote: Alexey-74
      Great targets for our coastal artillery and aircraft.

      There will be no second landing in Normandy ... These boats will deliver cargo and reinforcements to the shore, controlled by their troops.
  3. Astoria
    Astoria April 3 2018 12: 46
    +2
    Something it reminds me of:
    1. Dead duck
      Dead duck April 3 2018 12: 53
      +2
      Quote: Astoria
      Something reminds me of it.

      On one basis, they are made ... the sizes are only different.
      In Vietnam, floating battery bases were made of them.
  4. flicker
    flicker April 3 2018 12: 48
    +2
    US Navy ordered the development of new amphibious boats
    They didn’t decide to increase the delivery of their main striking force to the enemy’s shores - LGBT units laughing
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy April 3 2018 12: 48
    0
    cruising range - 1200 miles, speed - 8 knots.

    1200, yes at 8, it will be, it turns out ..... yes in the Baltic, and better in the White .... it turns out .... (Raikin)
    Frozen Meat Medal
  6. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD April 3 2018 12: 57
    +4
    The cost of the contract was $ 18 million - for this money the company must provide the military command with the first prototype of the boat within 31 months and transfer all project documentation.
    Such a small amount for the project and the sample suggests that they will not come up with anything new in these self-propelled barges.
  7. konstantin68
    konstantin68 April 3 2018 12: 59
    0
    Quote: Mavrikiy
    cruising range - 1200 miles, speed - 8 knots.

    1200, yes at 8, it will be, it turns out ..... yes in the Baltic, and better in the White .... it turns out .... (Raikin)
    Frozen Meat Medal

    Not only that, they will also stand these 400 people, 6 days.
  8. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA April 3 2018 13: 14
    +1
    May these boats not go for 1000 miles. Their main task is to unload second-tier equipment from landing ships to the shore with a shoulder of 30-50 miles. The previous LCU class boats were adopted by EMNIP about 40 years ago - so the Yankees decided it was time to change them.
    1. Sergey985
      Sergey985 April 4 2018 18: 43
      0
      Yes, the claimed range of 1200 miles is perplexing. I doubt that they, crowded with fighters, will cross the Atlantic.
  9. san4es
    san4es April 3 2018 13: 30
    +2
    LCU 1700 (Landing Craft, Utility) and should replace the armament of the American fleet of LCU boats of previous modifications.

    The Utility landing craft (LCU) 1666 assigned to the Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 enters the dock deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) landing craft.
  10. Des10
    Des10 April 3 2018 13: 36
    +1
    This will allow the boat to carry up to 400 people, or two M1A1 Abrams tanks, or cargo weighing over 150 tons.
    yeah, I had completely different concepts about - a boat! laughing
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 3 2018 14: 03
      +1
      Quote: Des10
      yeah, I had completely different concepts about - a boat!

      Duc ... boats - they are different. This one is also a boat:
      1. Des10
        Des10 April 3 2018 20: 22
        0
        Yes, it has already filled the gap - up to 400 tons of displacement.)
  11. common man
    common man April 3 2018 14: 28
    0
    Apparently there is no through passage for loading unloading from him?