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In the United States laid the first promising landing craft of a new generation

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The US Navy entered a new stage in the construction of a promising next-generation landing ship. According to the general contractor, Vigor Works, the prototype will be ready in the coming 4 years. It is reported by Defense News.




Vigor Works held a keel laying ceremony for the first promising Maneuver Support Vessel class landing vessel, Light (MSV-L). It should replace the LCM-8 class boats, which have been in service with the US Armed Forces since the 50 of the last century.

In 2017, the contractor received a contract worth almost $ 1 billion. At its conclusion, Vigor Works managed to bypass four competitors. The company should develop a full-scale prototype of the ship over the next four years. Also, as part of pre-production by the 2022 year, another 4 ships will be built. The total number of boats that the US Navy intends to purchase before the 2028 year is 36 units.

Landing boats were designed with the participation of the British company BMT - it was responsible for the design of the ship, as well as with the assistance of the corporations Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding and Northrop Grumman.

The length of the MSV (L) is 100 feet (about 30 metro), which is 7-8 meters longer than the LCM-8 Mike. Boats are capable of transporting one M1A2 Abrams tank, two Stryker armored personnel carriers or four JLTVs with trailers. The planned maximum speed of the new boats is 18 knots, 15 knots at full load, cruising range - about 350 miles.

The problem with previous generation boats was that the LCM-8 Mike was not large enough. They lacked the power reserve needed to transport modern army equipment to the required distances.

According to the project, MSV-L are intended for the delivery of personnel, as well as related weapons and cargo from deep-sea ships to closed combat zones, to units remote from the main bases, as well as for landing on an unequipped coast. Boats are capable of operating with sea waves up to 3 points.

A feature of the boat is a three-deck mono hull, the design of which provides increased maneuverability and a high degree of stability both in open waters, and in coastal or inland.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 19 September 2019 05: 47
    -3
    You see, one tank, two in my opinion, wasn’t going anywhere!
    1. Chaldon48
      Chaldon48 19 September 2019 06: 02
      0
      I think the company that produces these boats was able to surpass the rest by the largest rollback. So I received a profitable order to create this super wonderful boat.
    2. WILL
      WILL 19 September 2019 06: 31
      +1
      Quote: Thrifty
      You see, one tank, two in my opinion, wasn’t going anywhere!

      He has a concept of application - just such! One tank, two armored personnel carriers ... a Marine platoon boat! This is not BDK! Moreover, look at the numbers, until 2028 36 such boats will be produced!
      1. prodi
        prodi 19 September 2019 07: 04
        -2
        if it was not a catamaran, but for a speed of 18 knots. its use is generally incomprehensible, then with the same dimensions and a larger displacement, it could well have taken two tanks
      2. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 19 September 2019 20: 56
        +3
        Quote: ANIMAL
        He has a concept of application - just such! One tank, two armored personnel carriers ... boat for a platoon of the Marine Corps!
        Colleague, you illegally extrapolate our views on the landing of MD on the US tactics ... This is wrong! The Yankees have developed tactics for the over-horizon landing of an advanced airborne detachment to capture the MD landing base. And this boat is needed for raid unloading of heavy equipment, so as not to engage in excessive blocking of PDO engineering and minefields, so as not to drive a heavy ship close to the shore ... (No closer than 10 km!)
        Quote: prodi
        and for speed in 18 knots its use is generally incomprehensible
        It’s quite understandable: in half an hour, push the ramp into the beach and throw it onto the Abrashu passage cleared on the shore, which will go to the external border of the landing area and will keep the front until reinforcements arrive, reflecting the attacks of PDO forces.
        Quote: Alexey RA
        the larger the boat, the easier it is to get into it and the more landing we lose when it is defeated.
        Everything should be in moderation! But the raid unloading begins after the suppression of the main forces of the PDO: cannon artillery on direct fire, RZSO and BRAV systems capable of sinking the internal combustion engine. This is an art system from 130-152mm, tanks in caponiers and other "surprise" like ATGM ... And this is the concern of the Apaches and other "snakes" ...
        So, the Ami are strengthening their ICE MP corps ...
        Looks like they gathered in Europe ... or decided to take a walk to the Wild East? belay
        1. WILL
          WILL 19 September 2019 21: 00
          +1
          Again decided to move the Germans to the 75th anniversary of the landing in Normandy? belay hi
    3. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 19 September 2019 10: 45
      +4
      Quote: Thrifty
      You see, one tank, two in my opinion, wasn’t going anywhere!

      This is a medium boat - in the line of landing craft, he walked between the light LCM-6 and the heavy LCU-1610. The latter just carries two MBT.

      The main problem of amphibious assault boats is that their dimensions grow with the increase in carrying capacity. And the size of the docking cameras at DK is limited. As a result, at the same "Wasp" either two LCUs or 8 LCM-8 fit into the docking chamber.
      The second problem is the larger the boat, the easier it is to get into it and the more landing we lose when it is defeated. From this point of view, it is better to deliver landing to the shore on a variety of small boats, and the dimensions of the boats should only slightly exceed the dimensions of the transported equipment.
      The third problem is that the old LCM-8 cannot carry the Abrams. Not enough carrying capacity. As a result, amphibious assault ships have to lug around huge LCUs or LCACs. So they are making a new medium landing boat, into which the Abrams fits.
  2. Nycomed
    Nycomed 19 September 2019 06: 17
    0
    Is it normally placed in the dock chamber?
    1. Avior
      Avior 19 September 2019 07: 05
      0
      I was also surprised. logically, the docking chamber is made under existing landing facilities
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 19 September 2019 07: 20
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      Nycomed - enters the docking chamber only sideways, and, only for the left, for some reason crying laughing
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 19 September 2019 08: 23
      +2
      Included, but only 1 in length. However, they do have advanced deployment bases with 3 slots of varying lengths.
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 19 September 2019 06: 37
    +4
    In short, they are building something that is most necessary! Why is it necessary? because they want to continue to "work" according to the principle .... "you have oil / gold / resources !!!! now we are coming to you!"
    Nothing new .... "America is a Gangster Incorporated!"
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 19 September 2019 10: 07
    +3
    This will help the marines. Practice has shown that without MBT, expanding occupied bridgeheads on the coast is fraught with heavy losses. Airborne amphibians are good for landing fighters, but weak for use as BMPs. We need full tanks.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 19 September 2019 11: 20
      +5
      Quote: voyaka uh
      This will help the marines. Practice has shown that without MBT, expanding occupied bridgeheads on the coast is fraught with heavy losses. Airborne amphibians are good for landing fighters, but weak for use as BMPs. We need full tanks.

      So for landing MBT there are LCU and LCAC.
      Here the matter is rather different. The previous medium DKA LCU-8 was originally designed for the possibility of landing one tank. While the ILC had the M60, everything was OK. As soon as the KMP received the Abrams, and especially their modernized versions, problems immediately began: the tank weighed more than the LCU-8 carrying capacity. As a result, the LCU-8 ceased to fulfill its main task - the landing of MBT. Accordingly, the Navy had to either dock huge LCUs or LCACs (which sharply reduced the number of other boats), or leave the Marines without MBT.
      The new middle boat just solves this problem - MBT gets into it again.
  5. Forest
    Forest 19 September 2019 10: 21
    -2
    1 tank) boats for the war with the Papuans)
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 19 September 2019 11: 46
      +2
      Quote: Forest
      1 tank) boats for the war with the Papuans)

      This is just fine. Firstly, there will be more such DKAs in the docking chamber than LCUs or LCACs. Secondly, with the defeat of such a boat, the Marines lose only one tank.
      1. Forest
        Forest 19 September 2019 16: 24
        0
        And it’s easier to destroy this trough.
        Already online laugh 28 million for a pirate ship)
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 19 September 2019 16: 31
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          Quote: Forest
          And it’s easier to destroy this trough.

          So this boat does not go alone. He and his brethren are comfortably delivered to the landing area in the docking chamber of UDC or DVKD / DTRD. And then they crawl with tanks on board to the pre-treated shore, which has already landed an advanced landing group, arrived by helicopter and LCAC. And all this disgrace from above is covered by KVVP and KMP helicopters.
          1. Forest
            Forest 20 September 2019 10: 21
            0
            Maybe they’ll clean out the poitas, but with developed countries, most likely the opposite)