Boeing and Marinette Marine Team for US Navy LCAC Replacement Program


Released on Monday, May 4, 2009
United States of America
LCAC 1
CEO - Chief Executive Officer
LCAC - Landing Craft, Air Cushion
LLC - Limited Liability Company
SSC - Ship-to-Shore Connector
US - United States
MARINETTE, Wis., May 04, 2009 -- Marinette Marine Corporation, a subsidiary of Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC, and The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced a teaming effort to capture the U.S. Navy's Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) program and provide a lower cost, higher availability, next-generation platform. The Navy plans to replace the existing Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) with the new SSC, a priority to support the joint warfighter.

"In the process of creating this team, we carefully considered all of the innovative and unique requirements the Navy has outlined for this platform," said Richard McCreary, president and CEO of Marinette Marine. "Our team combines Fincantieri's world-class expertise in naval architecture and ship construction with Boeing's advanced rotorcraft systems, integration and program management expertise to help the Navy fill its sea basing-to-shore transport needs. Boeing, as a leader in rotorcraft technology and expert in systems reliability, durability and integration, augments Marinette's capabilities perfectly."

Marinette Marine will be the prime contractor and hull form shipbuilder; Boeing will design, supply and integrate the platform's advanced rotorcraft systems.

"We are excited to team with Marinette for this important program," said Phil Dunford, vice president and general manager of Boeing Rotorcraft Systems. "The SSC is essentially a low-flying rotorcraft designed to carry heavy loads. This mission plays right into Boeing's strengths for innovative heavy-lift rotorcraft, systems integration and global support services."

Source: Marinette Marine, a Fincantieri Company, and Boeing Team for Navy LCAC Replacement Program

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