BMT to offer Caimen 90 landing craft to ADF
BMT will offer the Caimen 90 Landing Craft for the Australian Army’s Land 8710 programme, the company announced on 10 October.
Land 8710 Phase One is the army’s programme to replace its Mark 8 Landing Craft.
Designed to operate at high speeds with heavy payloads, the Caimen 90 will allow faster amphibious offload from host ships compared with slower, more conventional landing craft.
The vessel is capable of traveling at up to 30 knots, and has a tri-bow aluminium monohull and a bow and stern ramp, enabling roll-on, roll-off capability.
Peter Behrendt, defence and security managing director, BMT, said: ‘BMT is offered world leading capability in landing craft vessels to the Australian Army with the Caimen 90.
‘A variant of this vessel is already being built internationally, which shows it is a proven hull form and design.’
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