Textron Systems delivered the first SSC (Ship-to-Shore-Connector) boat to the U.S. Navy. In total, the U.S. Navy is to receive more than 70 new Ship-to-Shore-Connector boats.
According to the corporation Textron Systems, February 6, the U.S. Navy supplied the headboat type SSC. Soon the hovercraft SSC 100 (LCAC 100) will have to pass the cycle of state testing, after which 72 more such boats are expected.
As part of the Navy, they will have to completely replace 74 LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushioned) boats by about the second half of the 2020s. These boats have been in service with the U.S. Navy for over 30 years and need to be replaced as soon as possible.
According to Textron Systems, the new boat can reach speeds up to 35 knots (64 kilometers per hour) and carry almost 75 tons of cargo. It is also reported that 13 serial Ship-to-Shore-Connectors are currently under construction.