Landing Craft - 1990

  • 1990s
    The Decade of Growth and Expansion
  • 1992 April 6

    Contract is awarded for 12 additional LCACs by the U.S. Navy.

  • 1994 April 8

    Contract is awarded to build LCAC amphibious craft for the Japan Defense Agency.

  • 1995 February 3

    The U.S. Navy awards the contract for LCAC mid-life availability. The contract consists of all work associated with the mid-life overhaul and refurbishment of approximately 30 existing craft and is valued at approximately $23 million.

  • 1996 February 21

    The decision made by Congress to appropriate $37 million dollars for the purpose of implementing an LCAC service life extension and upgrade program. With this funding, the U.S. Navy executes a modification to its existing contract. This procurement entails design, development, installation and testing of modifications to LCAC and LCAC systems in order to extend the service life of existing craft from twenty to thirty years.

  • 1996 November 20

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Yamada International and Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding, both of Japan, is announced to provide technical assistance and training for the first two LCACs delivered to Japan Defense Agency (JDA). The delivery of the first JDA LCAC takes place in August of 1997.