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SSC & CUSV Video Vignette

January 13, 2021
Ship-to-Shore Connector

New Orleans, La. – Textron Systems’ Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) continues to undergo testing, after a successful fall 2020 fly-away of its first two next-generation Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles, SSC crafts 100 and 101.

SSC is ready to replace the existing legacy fleet as a true upgrade for the LCAC forces. The craft can travel at a sustained 35 knots and provides an increased payload capacity and service life of 30 years.

Prior to this milestone, Crafts 100 and 101 completed Builder’s and Acceptance Trials, followed by formal acceptance by the Navy. Craft 100 is intended to serve as a test and training asset, while LCAC 101 is the first craft for operational use. Currently, twelve additional SSCs are in progress at Textron Systems’ New Orleans shipyard.

Textron Systems’ Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV)®, part of the U.S. Navy's Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) Program, reached its Milestone C decision in 2020. UISS is the Navy’s first unmanned surface vehicle (USV) program of record, designed for the demanding maritime environment. It provides unmanned mine counter measures and capabilities using interchangeable payloads and advanced sensors.

Textron Systems designed CUSV as a multi-mission unmanned surface vehicle, capability of carrying multiple payloads including side-scan sonar, mine neutralization, non-lethal weapons, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors.

The team at Textron Systems takes pride in designing advanced naval systems to support the U.S. Navy. Our leading solutions continue to provide our customers with next-generation systems wherever they are needed to ensure mission success.

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