The US Navy has received its next-generation landing craft air cushion vessel (LCAC 106) to support logistics for weapons, cargo, and personnel from ship to shore and across naval territories.
The LCAC 106 handover followed sea trials led by the navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey, which assessed its readiness and performance.
“We are excited to deliver this next generation craft to the Navy and Marine Corps team,” Capt. Jason Grabelle said.
”LCACs are providing our Navy and partners with the speed and agility essential to our missions.”
US Navy LCAC Fleet
According to the service, the recently commissioned LCACs have been developed with identical dimensions, clearances, and configurations to the legacy LCAC units.
This approach allows the next-generation LCAC fleet to cooperate with existing deck-equipped amphibious ships.
The US Navy said that industry partner Textron Systems would build 11 units for the LCAC program.