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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: 24
Development Cost: USD$213 million
Unitary Cost: USD$71 million
Also Known As: Ship-to-Shore Connector
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Alcoa, L-3 Communications and Textron Marine and Land Systems*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: SSC
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: 24
Development Cost: USD$213 million
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Description: The US Navy's Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) is a replacement for the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) utilized by the Navy and Marine Corps to land troops, vehicles and equipment onshore. The SSC program is expected to deliver a craft capable of landing at more than 80 percent of the world's shorelines for the next 30 years beginning by 2020. In July 2012, the US Navy selected Textron Marine & Land Systems to design and produce a SSC test and training prototype craft to be delivered by February 2017 under a $213 million contract. The initial contract includes a $570 million option for up to eight SSCs to be delivered by 2020. Along with Textron, Alcoa Defense and L-3 Communications are responsible for the execution of the SSC program.

The key requirements of the SSC will allow it to provide the surface assault portion of the US Joint Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare tactical plan with the capability to project and sustain military operations from the sea, independent of tides, water depth, underwater obstacles, or beach gradient. The US Navy plans call for the procurement of 73 SSCs.

SSC Specifications

Service Life: 30 year
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

SSC News

There are 3 news between
9 Jul 2012 and 14 Dec 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018US Navy Orders Additional Ship-to-Shore Connectors
Monday, October 22, 2012Rolls-Royce MT7 Gas Turbine Selected to Power US Navy's SSC Hovercraft
Monday, July 9, 2012Textron Team to Build the LCAC Replacement Craft for the US Navy and Marine Corps

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 241
Propulsion Systems

SSC Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
LCAC 100 -2019-
LCAC 101 -2019-
LCAC 102 -2019-
LCAC 103 -2019-
LCAC 104 -2020-
LCAC 105 -2020-
LCAC 106 -2021-
LCAC 107 -2021-
LCAC 108 -2022-
LCAC 109 -2022-
LCAC 110 -2022-
LCAC 111 -2023-
LCAC 112 -2023-
LCAC 113 -2023-
LCAC 114 -2024-
LCAC 115 -2024-
LCAC 116 -2024-
LCAC 117 -2025-
LCAC 118 -2025-
LCAC 119 -2025-
LCAC 120 -2026-
LCAC 121 -2026-
LCAC 122 -2026-
LCAC 123 -2026-

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