Transforming amphibious vehicles
On-water testing game changing amphibious capabilities of the state-of-the-art Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
As part of the composite component development program of the next generation Landing Craft, Air-Cushion (LCAC), we have designed and are delivering advanced components for the Ship-to-Shore Connector series.
Critical components from Umoe Mandal include all-composite propeller ducts, rudders and lift fan volutes with transition ducts and air thruster nozzles are part of the delivery package signed with Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems in 2012, which has begun on-water testing in April, 2018.
Light weight, robustness and non-corrosive qualities of our all-composite components will ensure reliability and maintainability of the craft, as well as meet requirements for rapid deployment, high speed, increased payload, availability, fuel efficiency and lower life-cycle maintenance costs.
Umoe Mandal’s components package will contribute to this evolutionary craft’s cutting-edge capability for transporting personnel and material “feet dry” onto shore during defense, humanitarian and disaster relief missions.
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