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Textron Releases Initial Navy Ship-to-Shore Connector Vehicles

Ship-to-Shore Connector
Ship-to-Shore Connector

Textron Systems has deployed two new air-cushion vehicles to the sea after a series of acceptance trials with the U.S. Navy.

Ship-to-Shore Connector Craft 100 and Landing Craft Air Cushion 101 took the final leg of the vessels' trip to the Panama City, Florida-based Naval Surface Warfare Center after departure from a company-run shipyard in New Orleans, Textron said Wednesday.

Craft 100 is built to function as a testing and training platform while LCAC 101 will be the first operational craft.

SSC vehicles are designed replace aging LCACs of assault craft and naval beach units, travel at a speed of 35 knots and have a three-decade service life.

The company noted it is working on 12 more vessels.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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