The US Navy began to test the new landing craft

US company Textron Marine and Land Systems has begun testing a new type of hovercraft class Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC), reports "Warspot" with reference to the website of the Naval Institute of the US Navy


The US Navy began to test the new landing craft


The new LCAC 100 landing craft are not much different in appearance from the Landing Craft Air Lush (LCAC), which are used by the American fleet. In this case, the boats of the “hundredth” version will significantly differ from their predecessors in design improvements.

LCAC 100 boats will be equipped with two engines instead of four. At the same time driving performance and capacity of the boat are significantly improved. The number of crew members has also decreased (from five to four people), while their workload has decreased due to the high level of automation.

The first experienced landing craft of a new type has already begun testing in the bay of the East New Orleans shipyard. At Textron Marine and Land Systems, they indicate that upon completion of testing, the vessel will be modified if necessary, after which it will be handed over to the US Navy for acceptance tests. Now Textron has signed a contract for the production of the first eight boats LCAC 100, and also received an advance on the construction of four more units. In total, the military department intends to purchase a new type of 72 landing craft, which will gradually replace the outdated LCAC.

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  1. MIKHAN April 18 2018 12: 28 New
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    Let them be tested in Syria .. Try! soldier
    Better without the Marines ..
    1. Borik April 18 2018 12: 31 New
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      MIKHAN (Vitaliy) Today, 12:28 New
      Let them be tested in Syria .. Try!

      Why there? justify. It is possible on the coast of the DPRK. PRC. And then all Syria and Syria.
    2. siberalt April 18 2018 12: 34 New
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      And what, for the shallow fleet of the Baltic states such "ships" are the most suitable. There is someone to get involved without asking a desire. winked
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    3. san4es April 18 2018 12: 46 New
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      Quote: MIKHAN
      Let them be tested in Syria ..

      - And what is not in the Arctic? soldier
  2. Sergey985 April 18 2018 12: 32 New
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    It’s good when there is financing. Only envy remains.
  3. trahterist April 18 2018 12: 36 New
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    to the level of 'Bison' they have one stump as before China cancer lol
    1. Thunderbolt April 18 2018 12: 47 New
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      They do not strive to reach such a level.
      BUT --- they have 80 of them. and amphibious squadrons equipped with them to the eyeballs, even in reserve are from such abundance.
    2. Alexey RA April 18 2018 16: 13 New
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      Quote: trahterist
      to the level of 'Bison' they have one stump as before China cancer lol

      Why do they need a "Bison"? The United States has long since divided the means of delivery of the Marine Corps to the landing area and the means of landing itself. And they need KVP only for delivery of military vehicles, equipment and supplies from the landing ship to the shore. And not for transporting and landing a battalion from the pier of its base to someone else's beach.
  4. Ingvar0401 April 18 2018 12: 41 New
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    Quote: trahterist
    to the level of 'Bison' they have one stump as before China cancer lol

    Just how many of these "Bison" do we have left? Therefore, we envy
    1. Dezinto April 18 2018 12: 51 New
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      Just how many of these "Bison" do we have left?

      10 - in service.



      When I was on it, then afigel in size is like two cargo planes!
      1. pomegranate April 18 2018 13: 21 New
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        There are only two left in Russia!

        MDK-94,
        from 12.03.2001 - “Mordovia”

        MDK-50,
        from 17.08.2001/XNUMX/XNUMX - "Evgeny Kocheshkov"
        1. Dezinto April 18 2018 13: 29 New
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          Really two. crying
          Horseradish first read simply. That's wrong.
          The ship is awesome! Once again I want to emphasize.
          I hope they will be done again. It seems to be planned.
  5. Dezinto April 18 2018 12: 42 New
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    A thousand nails to them in the pillow ...... and the one that is air on the boat, too.
  6. keeper03 April 18 2018 13: 40 New
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    And ours what? New ones are going to build or get off with 30-year-old Bora and Samum ?! request
    1. raw174 April 18 2018 14: 37 New
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      Quote: keeper03
      New ones are going to build or get off with 30-year-old Bora and Samum ?!

      So this is a different type of ship Bora and Samum missile, and this one - landing. We have a landing bison in the Baltic like ...
      Of course we need these funds. For the operational transfer of forces to the shore, to which a conventional recreation center will not fit ...
      1. shark April 19 2018 10: 48 New
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        I remember Baltiysk 90 years. Nearby stood the Bison. 3 or 4 sides. We went regularly. There was a movement. But not only were the Bison. there were many "artiodactyls"!