Ship-to-Shore Connector

Ship-to-Shore Connector

More powerful engines with greater fuel efficiency
Enclosed personnel transport module that can hold up to 145 combat-equipped
Capable of carrying a 74-ton payload traveling at speeds of more than 35 knots
Improved skirt design reducing drag and craft weight
Corrosion-resistant aluminum increase availability and lower life-cycle maintenance costs
Length
91.8 ft.
Speed
35+ knots
Crew
Two (pilot and co-pilot)
Payload
148,000 pounds
Redefining state-of-the-art amphibious capabilities

Navigating the world’s shorelines just got easier with the Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC). The SSC is the next generation of the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), providing a modernized means for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to land on more than 80 percent of the world's shorelines for the next 30 years. The craft will offer increased reliability and maintainability, as well as meet the Marine Corps’ requirements of increased payload, availability, reliability and maintainability.

Specifications

Beam
47.8 ft.
Propulsion
Four Rolls-Royce MT7 marine gas turbine engines
Depth
56 inches
Service Life
30 years