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  • 23 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    LCAC 66 was used in various mine sweeping, detection and lane breeching missions tests.

  • 17 April 2020

    The US Navy has awarded a USD 386 million fixed price incentive-firm target and firm fixed price contract modification to Textron Systems for the construction of fifteen additional ship to shore connector craft.  Work will be performed primarily in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ship to shore connectors are the evolutionary replacement for the existing fleet of […]

  • 17 June 2020

    The US Navy’s newest ship-to-shore connector (SSC), LCAC 101, concluded acceptance trials last week after successfully completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).

  • 15 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Expeditionary Survey Vessels (ESV), assigned to the Fleet Survey Team (FST), launched from a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) for the first time Oct. 9 during Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX 15). The ESVs were launched from LCAC 29, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, in the Sulu Sea. They were tasked to conduct a […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Virginia-based sailors from Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU 4) arrived at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) to prepare for the arrival of first Ship to Shore Connector craft to Panama. The US Navy’s next-generation landing craft air cushion is set to arrive in December 2017. In addition to preparations for the arrival […]

  • 3 January 2014

    Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) has ushered in a dramatic innovation in modern amphibious warfare technology. There are numerous advantages of LCAC, including decreased risk to ships and personnel of being located, lower susceptibility to mines than other assault craft or vehicles etc. The U.S. Navy uses LCAC to transport weapons systems, equipment, cargo and […]

  • 14 July 2014

    A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 departs the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) during the at-sea phase of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.   Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel […]

  • 6 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles began ensuring amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) is fit to fight for Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, Feb. 2. The air-cushion hovercraft, which can carry more than a 60-ton payload, are heading from a beachhead in Little Creek, Va., to the open well deck of Wasp and back […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The first of the US Navy’s future ship-to-shore connector craft has completed builder’s trials and is ready for the navy’s acceptance trials. LCAC 100 completed the trials seven years after Textron received the first contract for the construction of a new generation of LCAC (landing craft, air cushion) in July 2012. “Our ship-to-shore connector craft […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Textron Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, is being awarded a $21,9 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the construction of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101 of the ship-to-shore connector (SSC) program.   The SSC program is the functional replacement for the existing fleet of LCAC vehicles, which are nearing the end of their service life. It […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 4 conducts amphibious mobile warfare training with the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).   Iwo Jima is underway conducting amphibious integration training. The Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) is a class of air-cushion vehicle (hovercraft) used as landing craft by the United States Navy’s Assault Craft Units […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Textron, Inc. began fabrication of the US Navy’s first Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) at its New Orleans facility Nov. 17. In October, the Navy approved Textron to start production following the SSC Production Readiness Review during which the Navy evaluated the design maturity, availability of materials, and industry’s ability to start and sustain fabrication. […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s forward-deployed Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 conducted landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) interoperability drills with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in Sasebo, Japan on November 8. US Navy sailors departed the Yokose LCAC facility in LCAC 09, transited the Sasebo Outer Harbor, and then entered and exited the well deck of the Japan […]

  • 18 June 2015

    A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a personnel and equipment onload. The operation was conducted in the Atlantic Ocean on June 15. The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) are participating in ARG/MEUEX, a scenario-based amphibious integration exercise, […]

  • 11 December 2011
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Navy successfully concluded its final alternative fuel demonstration for the year today with the Dec. 7-9 operational tests of the 50/50 algae-derived, hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76 blend in a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) amphibious transport vehicle. The tests also marked the fastest speed achieved to date by a U.S. Navy surface […]

  • 5 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Exercise Bold Alligator 2012 is in full swing and Sailors from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 are playing a vital role in getting Marines and their equipment where they need to be. Bold Alligator is the largest amphibious exercise in 10 years and includes elements from Expeditionary Strike Group 2, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for a new Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Navigation (C4N) suite for landing craft, air cushion (LCAC), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced Oct. 2.   The LCAC C4N suite, also known as the command module electronics package, is the user interface the crew uses […]

  • 21 February 2012
    Training & Education

      Two Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) engineers returned from deployment on two different large-deck surface platforms in support of the U.S. Navy’s at sea, live and synthetic exercise Bold Alligator 2012 that ended Feb. 12. Luis Ramirez-Lugo embarked USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) from Feb. 3-11. Curt Duer embarked USS […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Textron Inc. received an $84 million contract for construction of Landing Craft, Air Cushions (LCACs) 102 and 103 and their associated technical manuals under the Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) program. The SSC Program is the functional replacement for the existing fleet of LCAC vehicles, which are nearing the end of their service life. The SSC […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USNS John Glenn (MLP 2) successfully completed Final Contract Trials (FCT) off the coast of Manchester, Washington, July 31.   During the trials, the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey along with the ship’s crew tested the vessel’s various hull, mechanical, and electrical systems to demonstrate that the ship meets Navy standards and requirements, and […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Training & Education

    San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), along with the embarked Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, ASEAN, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, arrived in Pearl Harbor March 28.   Prior to the transit to Hawaii, Anchorage set off to achieve certifications AMW 2.3B and 2.4B off the coast of Southern California. The […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 begins its final approach into the well deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is underway conducting a training exercise with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) in the Pacific Ocean in […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) participated in a simulated beach assault as part of the biennial combined joint training exercise Talisman Saber 2013, July 20 and 21. Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters, MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, and landing craft air […]

  • 28 February 2012
    Industry news

      General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) has been awarded a $359,750,000 modification to a previously granted contract. This contract includes procurement of the detail design and construction of a third Mobile Landing Platform Ship (MLP). The Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) is a 34,544 MT displacement carrier for LCACs [Landing Craft Air Cushion]. […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Garrett Osborne and Quartermaster Seaman Yasmin Wild, assigned to Beachmaster Unit 1, signal Landing Craft Air Cushion 59 off the beach after delivering the last load of the day during Exercise Pacific Horizon 2015. Pacific Horizon is a scenario-driven, simulation supported crisis response exercise designed to improve 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) departed Okinawa, Japan Oct. 1, to commence a patrol of the Western Pacific region after embarking elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Germantown will conduct amphibious integration training (AIT) exercises as part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) during the patrol. […]

  • 3 October 2011
    Industry news

    Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, announced that it has been awarded a contract to support the Navy’s Amphibious Warfare Program Office in their efforts to satisfy both current and future Navy/Marine Corps needs for Amphibious Warfare. Alion’s efforts include supporting the acquisition and production of the Navy’s LHA (R) class and […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Training & Education

    A Landing Craft Air Cushion assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 enters the well deck of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, along with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is conducting a certification exercise in the […]

  • 31 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US DoD Expresses Concern to China for Dangerous Intercept The US Defense Department has expressed its concern to Chinese diplomatic officials about an Aug. 19 incident in which an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters […]