Navy Accepts Delivery of Second Next Generation Landing Craft

August 28, 2020 – The Navy accepted delivery of the next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101, Aug. 27. LCAC 101 is the second craft delivered by Textron Systems to the Navy this year. The LCAC is a high-speed, over-the-beach, fully amphibious landing craft capable of carrying a 60-70 ton payload. The…

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Second Ship to Shore Connector Completes Acceptance Trials

June 16, 2020 – The Navy’s next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Land Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101, concluded acceptance trials the week of June 8 after successfully completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). During the trials, the craft underwent integrated testing to demonstrate the…

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Navy Awards Ship to Shore Connector Contract As Program Continues to Progress

April 16, 2020 – Today, the Navy awarded a contract for the Fiscal Year 2017-2020 procurement of Ship to Shore Connector craft. Ship to Shore Connectors are the evolutionary replacement for the existing fleet of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles, and will primarily transport weapon systems, equipment, cargo, and personnel of the assault elements through varied environmental conditions from…

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US Navy’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System Achieves Milestone C

February 26, 2020 – The Program Executive Officer for Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) has granted Milestone C approval to the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) program. The decision clears the way for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the system, PEO USC announced Feb. 26, 2020. The Navy plans to exercise options for the procurement of three LRIP systems…

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