The US Navy received the lead DKVP SSC 100 (LCAC 100) of a new type of SSC

The US Navy received the lead DKVP SSC 100 (LCAC 100) of a new type of SSC

The U.S. Navy received a new type of SSC (Ship-to-Shore-Connector) SSC 100 (LCAC 100) hovercraft. According to the bmpd blog, the boat was handed over for state tests.


The newest SSC 100 hovercraft was built at the Textron Systems shipyard in New Orleans as the lead prototype of the SSC type. Factory sea trials were started on April 10, 2018, but were delayed until the end of 2019.

The boat was developed under a contract issued by the US Navy on a competitive basis to Textron Systems Corporation (in cooperation with L-3 Communications and Alcoa Defense). According to the agreement, the corporation was supposed to carry out the full-scale development and construction of the prototype of the new SSC (Ship-to-Shore-Connector) program for the replacement of those currently in the US fleet similar landing boats LCAC.

In total, according to the plans of the US Navy, they intend to get 72 serial SSC boats (in addition to the lead one) to replace all cash 2028 LCAC boats by 74.

The SSC boat is inherently an analogue of LCAC, but with a higher payload. Unlike its predecessor, capable of carrying up to 60 tons of cargo, the new boat is able to "lift" already 74 tons at a cruising speed of 35 knots. It is equipped with four Rolls-Royce MT7 gas turbine engines, which is actually a ship version of the Rolls-Royce T406 turboprop engines mounted on the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey convertiplanes. The service life of the SSC boat is defined as 30 years.
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  1. Zhelezyakin 17 March 2020 12: 36 New
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    What a terrible thing, or our Bison. Aesthetics functionality and beauty!
    1. Cruel beaver 17 March 2020 12: 41 New
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      But the "Bison" is only 2 in the ranks. (If I'm wrong, correct it)
      1. Crimean partisan 1974 17 March 2020 13: 15 New
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        But the "Bison" is only 2 in the ranks .... well, as it were. .that is, presumably they are needed just like the Mistrals, to which city to fence, Russia is a continental power, while the transfer of troops the railway and transport aviation are quite able to cope. with the envy of Western generals more than a hundred times quicker, well, and the Bison should go to rest, like the Jeyran
        1. Dangerous 17 March 2020 13: 36 New
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          Well, yes, we’ve got a navy in general. It was necessary to lay railroads to Syria, and all the BDKs should be scrapped
          1. Crimean partisan 1974 17 March 2020 13: 43 New
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            Well, yes, nafik us the fleet in general .... what kind of panic is on the air ???? What does the BDK have to do with it? We are talking about funds on air cushions. this is the question. But are they needed .... The USSR built Dzheyrana and Zubry because these watercrafts could overcome minefields and not become targets for torpedoes, and that's all, at the moment, anti-ship and underwater fleets have anti-ship missiles, so the question about airbags unequivocally, the IL-76 will do much better with the task of capturing and organizing bridgeheads ... or am I not catching up with something?
            1. Dangerous 17 March 2020 13: 49 New
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              The back should not be given now. You have written not only about bison, but also about Mistral and about the transfer of troops by the sea in general, that Russia is a continental power. So I ask, can the train in Syria cope (in your opinion)?
              1. Crimean partisan 1974 17 March 2020 20: 37 New
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                but also about the Mistral ....... misral is not waxed by the BDK but by the UDC, are they needed ???? about like a fifth wheel in a cart .... and for Syria, dual-purpose ships under the cover of warships are quite suitable. which is actually being done. and not bad along the way
      2. Petrol cutter 18 March 2020 18: 14 New
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        "But the" Bison "is only 2 in the ranks. (If I'm wrong, correct it)"
        In the third workshop of the SZ "Sea" there is one more.
        It's not that. It was planned to build five in our factory. Now the issue has subsided due to the lack of gas turbines on them. So, how will we give out the steamers to you (if necessary), but what's the point?
        As far as I know, now the "Muren" series is held in high esteem. A slightly reduced "Bison".
        I have been reporting this for a long time.
    2. Insurgent 17 March 2020 12: 46 New
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      Quote: Zhelezyakin
      What a terrible thing, or our Bison. Aesthetics functionality and beauty!

      There it is, from a different angle.

      1. Mavrikiy 17 March 2020 12: 56 New
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        It seems more understandable. But the deck is cluttered repeat
      2. rich 17 March 2020 13: 11 New
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        Here are some more photos of the DKVP SSC 100 (LCAC 100) of the new SSC type




        According to the manufacturer, “Kraft-100 ″ has a speed of up to 35 knots, is able to take on board 74 tons of cargo. The hull of the boat is made of aluminum alloy - lighter and more durable than current ships of the LCAC type. Service life is 30 years. According to representatives of Textron Systems, although the Kraft-100 looks like its predecessor, only 1% of parts from old boats are used in its design. This makes further maintenance easier since a significant number of original LCAC parts have already been discontinued. At the same time, the Kraft-100 dimensions exactly copy the LCAC dimensions, which ensures full compatibility with the deck equipment of the US Navy landing craft. At the moment, the US Navy has ordered 73 Kraft-100 boats as part of the pilot production. Acceptance tests of the second transport are scheduled for spring, another 12 vessels are now at different stages of assembly.
        CHARACTERISTICS
        Displacement (standard / total) 88,6 / 173-185 tons. Dimensions (length / width / draft) 26,4 / 14,3 / m. Power plant 4 GTU Allied-Signal TF-40B, 16 000 hp Speed ​​with load - 40, max. - 70 knots Cruising range at 35 knots - 300 miles Crew 5 people. WEAPONS Main caliber artillery: 2 × M-2HB machine guns or 2 × 40 mm Mk-19 Mod. 3.
        1. Vasyan1971 17 March 2020 13: 31 New
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          Quote: Rich
          the American fleet ordered 73 boats as part of the pilot production

          Yeah. You can’t forbid to live beautifully. In the process of 73 pieces, experience will definitely be gained.
        2. Insurgent 17 March 2020 13: 33 New
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          Quote: Rich
          Here are some more photos of the DKVP SSC 100 (LCAC 100) of the new SSC type


          The three bottom ones, it seems, are not photos at all, but graphics ...
  2. rocket757 17 March 2020 13: 17 New
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    In general, the main thing is functional utility, efficiency ... and the rest is not important.
    1. rich 17 March 2020 13: 34 New
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      Greetings, Victor. hi
      The main thing here is compatibility
      At the same time, the Kraft-100 dimensions exactly copy the LCAC dimensions, which ensures full compatibility with the deck equipment of the US Navy landing craft.
      1. rocket757 17 March 2020 14: 09 New
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        Hi Dmitry soldier
        Stripes have a different concept, just forward, to the "wine depots" ... while anyone bangs down the road. The alleged theater for them the whole world ... where they will allow, of course. Therefore, everything is tied up under large, navigable bases, docks, ships ... everything is limited by their size. Colonial-pirate fleet, in a word.
    2. Vasyan1971 17 March 2020 13: 45 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      In general, the main thing is functional utility, efficiency

      Yeah. How did it happen with Zamvolty: they planned 32pcs, built a couple and started scratching turnips, what should I do with them? Or with littoral prodigies.
      1. rocket757 17 March 2020 14: 13 New
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        Quote: Vasyan1971
        Yeah. How did it happen with Zamvolty: they planned 32pcs, built a couple and started scratching turnips, what should I do with them? Or with littoral prodigies.

        Wow, they started a lot of things from the "fat" ... however, we will not deny that in the old days they knew how to invent and do a lot of interesting things! It just tipped them to ... all sorts of things that no one except them needed and understood. It happens.
        1. Vasyan1971 17 March 2020 16: 27 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          It just tipped them to ... all sorts of things that no one except them needed and understood. It happens.

          Probably. With frenzied rage ...
          1. rocket757 18 March 2020 06: 33 New
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            Quote: Vasyan1971
            Probably. With frenzied rage ...

            There is this ... but also the desire to have something that others do not have !!! Previously, they succeeded specifically, now they have this, count in no way.
  3. Victor March 47 17 March 2020 14: 00 New
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    A good thing for catching immigrant violators of the maritime border. Soon before this island will come a wave of emigrants from countries mutilated by these penguins. A wave of avengers?
    1. rich 17 March 2020 14: 50 New
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      Yes, and for illegal immigrants themselves, a good minibus - both speed, and the ability to land on an un-equipped shore, and how many people with junk can be transported at once. yes In the place of Mediterranean smugglers, I would buy a couple of these and arrange regular flights to Europe for immigrants. laughing
      1. Vasyan1971 17 March 2020 16: 30 New
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        Quote: Rich
        for illegal immigrants themselves, a good minibus - both speed, and the possibility of landing on an un-equipped shore, and how many people with junk can be transported at once.

        Dream! Not with a holey knapsack to dump from the Motherland, but to grab all your favorite junk in the truck ...
  4. Igor Borisov_2 17 March 2020 15: 17 New
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    Had a ride on the LCAC during a joint exercise. The pilots of these "cupcakes" know their stuff - we flew into the internal DVD at 18 knots, and the distance to the left and right of the "cupcake" is about a meter ....
  5. Vladimir61 17 March 2020 15: 46 New
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    The main caliber artillery is "impressive"!
    Main-caliber artillery: 2 × M-2HB machine guns or 2 × 40-mm Mk-19 Mod. 3.
  6. Victor March 47 17 March 2020 15: 57 New
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    Quote: Rich
    Yes, and for illegal immigrants themselves, a good minibus - both speed, and the ability to land on an un-equipped shore, and how many people with junk can be transported at once. yes In the place of Mediterranean smugglers, I would buy a couple of these and arrange regular flights to Europe for immigrants. laughing

    I think that these pirates, who have established a stream crossing to Europe, already have, if not an air cushion, then high-speed ones, which are not visible on the radar due to the rubber case. How else to explain the millions of swarthy boys on the streets of Scandinavia and other Northern Europe? The great thing is not that there are a lot of them NOW. The future will be amazing - a European tolerant family reunification system will be included. When naturalized hundreds of thousands. received citizenship. drag to his own, in Europe, his many relatives. Of which they have more than a dozen of each. And this cannot be legally opposed.
  7. Petrol cutter 18 March 2020 18: 03 New
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    What you were, so- remained ...