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Surface Navy: Textron prepares for SSC testing

13th January 2017 - 14:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Arlington, Virginia


The first test and training LCAC under the US Navy's Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) programme - known as LCAC 100 - is due to be delivered this year.

Manufacturer, Textron, is ramping up its testing now that the delivery of the final software from partner L-3 is due by 26 January, with final connections and engine tests leading to floating the first craft for tether tests around late-March or early April.

Speaking at the Surface Navy Association exhibition, Bill Kisiah vice president for marine systems at Textron Marine & Land Systems said: ‘We’ll do our own reliability growth testing prior to delivering it to the Navy.

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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