Landing Craft - 2000

  • 2000s
    The Decade of International Impact
  • 2000 August 7

    ISO 9001 (International Standards Organization) registration is achieved for designing, producing and supporting amphibious air cushion vehicles, specialty marine craft and armored vehicles. This certification is based on an audit demonstrating Quality Management System compliance and evaluation in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:1994.

  • 2001 April 2

    Awarded the contract for the LCAC Service Life Extension Program (SLEP). The Navy’s plan is to extend the service life of 74 fleet LCACs. This contract addresses the first three craft only and contains options to incrementally extend the life of the remaining craft in the fleet over the next 15 years. On May 2, 2002, a LCAC SLEP ceremony was hosted to celebrate the turnover of the initial LCAC SLEP production hull.

  • 2004 May 3

    Celebration of the 20th anniversary of LCAC-1 rollout.

  • 2005 January 10

    LCACs hit the beaches in Indonesia and other areas ravaged by a tsunami that killed more than 150,000 on December 26. The craft brings water, rice, building materials and construction equipment to almost inaccessible areas in desperate need of help. Textron donates up to $500,000 to assist with relief efforts, including a matching contribution for employee donations.

  • 2005 August 29

    Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, leaving unparalleled devastation across the entire region. Production stops for approximately two months as disaster teams work to clean up and repair the heavily damaged facilities.

  • 2009 October 5

    Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems teams with L-3 Communications to pursue the Navy’s next generation landing-craft, the Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC). The team further develops the Navy’s contract design using its proven detailed design-to-prototype build practices. The partnership unites Textron Systems technical expertise and high-rate precision manufacturing with L-3 Communications’ advanced maritime integration capabilities. In September 2010, Alcoa Defense joins the team as a leader in designing, developing and manufacturing high-performance aluminum structures.

  • 2017 January 2

    The SSC program reaches a critical milestone as testing begins of the subsystem level components on the first SSC craft, LCAC 100, and will move into the final assembly stage. The craft is scheduled to begin on-water testing the second quarter of 2017 and the first delivery to the Navy is scheduled for the fourth quarter.