- 2010sThe Decade of the Ship-to-Shore Connector
- 2012 July 9
The U.S. Navy selects Textron Systems for the Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) program. The $213 million contract is for the detailed design and construction of an initial SSC Test and Training Craft. The contract includes options for up to eight production craft to be delivered worth a total potential value of $570 million. The SSC will replace 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.
- 2014 December 15
To mark the start of production on the U.S. Navy’s Ship-to-Shore Connector, a ceremony takes place at the Textron Systems New Orleans Shipyard.
- 2015 April 13
Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems is awarded the contract option to build crafts 102 and 103 from the U.S. Navy Naval Sea Systems Command for the Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) and associated technical manuals. On March 31, 2016, another award was given to build crafts 104, 105, 106, 107 and 108.
- 2015 November 11
A major milestone is achieved in the Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) program during hull assembly when the LCAC 100 hull is turned over. Images show the craft build post turnover.
- 2016 November 4
Construction begins on LCAC 104 with the initial step of plate cutting.
- 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.