45 meter

Landing craft utility

LCU Class 1700
Extended Functionality & Advanced
Automated Systems
LCU45 - Redefined Capabilities
Cooperation

Of course, we can build your vessels in our location! But if for some economic or strategic reasons, you choose vessels’ construction at your location – Swiftships can provide you a full support. We have extensive experience working with international clients on co-productions programs, and we offer customized involvement to meet your needs. 

Design Licensing
  • Access to over 120 Proprietary Designs
  • Production Information and Historical Data
  • Tested Hulls and Technology Transfer
Material Packages
  • Kits, Components and Spare Parts
  • First Class Suppliers 
  • Just-on-Time and Reliable Deliveries
Building Assistance
  • Capability Development and Roll-Out
  • Transfer of Specialty Equipment & Systems
  • Training Programs and Operations Management
Shipyard Design
  • Modern and Digitized Shipyards
  • Design and Construction Management
  • Safety Standards & Environment Impact Studies
  • Modern and Digitized Shipyards
  • Design and Construction Management
  • Safety Standards & Environment Impact Studies

LCU Class 1700

Extended Functionality,
Advanced Automated Systems &
Redefined Capabilities
Cooperation

Of course, we can build your vessels in our location! But if for some economic or strategic reasons, you choose vessels’ construction at your location – Swiftships can provide you a full support. We have extensive experience working with international clients on co-productions programs, and we offer customized involvement to meet your needs. 

Design Licensing
  • Access to over 120 Proprietary Designs
  • Production Information and Historical Data
  • Tested Hulls and Technology Transfer
Material Packages
  • Kits, Components and Spare Parts
  • First Class Suppliers 
  • Just-on-Time and Reliable Deliveries
Building Assistance
  • Capability Development and Roll-Out
  • Transfer of Specialty Equipment & Systems
  • Training Programs and Operations Management
Shipyard Design
  • Modern and Digitized Shipyards
  • Design and Construction Management
  • Safety Standards & Environment Impact Studies
  • Modern and Digitized Shipyards
  • Design and Construction Management
  • Safety Standards & Environment Impact Studies
Cooperation

Of course, we can build your vessels in our location! But if for some economic or strategic reasons, you choose vessels’ construction at your location – Swiftships can provide you a full support. We have extensive experience working with international clients on co-productions programs, and we offer customized involvement to meet your needs. 

Design Licensing
  • Access to over 120 Proprietary Designs
  • Production Information and Historical Data
  • Tested Hulls and Technology Transfer
Material Packages
  • Kits, Components and Spare Parts
  • First Class Suppliers 
  • Just-on-Time and Reliable Deliveries
Building Assistance
  • Capability Development and Roll-Out
  • Transfer of Specialty Equipment & Systems
  • Training Programs and Operations Management
Shipyard Design
  • Modern and Digitized Shipyards
  • Design and Construction Management
  • Safety Standards & Environment Impact Studies
  • Modern and Digitized Shipyards
  • Design and Construction Management
  • Safety Standards & Environment Impact Studies
overview

The LCU 1700 class is a replacement for the USN LCU 1650 with upgraded & modernized systems and capabilities. The craft has a Roll On/Roll Off configuration with hydraulically controlled bow and stern ramps that allow multiple vessels to mate up to establish a causeway/bridge to access extremely shallow unimproved landing areas. The craft will enter, exit and be transported in well decks of current and programmed U.S. Navy amphibious warfare ships, for design purposes defined by the dimensions of LHD, LPD, LSD and LHA classes without ship alterations, while transporting loads up to 11 feet high above the craft’s vehicle deck.

Specs
Metric
Imperial
LOA
42.3 m
139′
BEAM
9.4 m
31′
DRAFT
1.6 m
5’3″
RANGE
1931,2 km
1,200 miles
FUEL CAPACITY
12,700 liters
2,800 gallons
PORTABLE WATER
3,785 liters
1,000 gallons
PAYLOAD
170 Short Ton of cargo, 2 M1A1 Tanks or 350 Combat Troops
SPEED
11 knots
CREW
30 Crew + 7 Officers
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Specs
Metric
Imperial
LOA
42.3 m
139′
BEAM
9.4 m
31′
DRAFT
1.6 m
5’3″
RANGE
1931,2 km
1,200 miles
FUEL CAPACITY
12,700 liters
2,800 gallons
PORTABLE WATER
3,785 liters
1,000 gallons
PAYLOAD
170 Short Ton of cargo, 2 M1A1 Tanks or 350 Combat Troops
SPEED
11 knots
CREW
30 Crew + 7 Officers
machinery

•  Main Engine: Two (2) CAT C18 Diesel engines providing 600bhp each @1800rpm

•  Generators: Two (2) CAT C4.4 each providing 99ekW, 60hZ @1800rpm

•  Propulsors: Propellers

electronics

•  One (1) Fluxgate compass

client specific

•  Main Engine package
•  Generators package
•  Electronics package
•  General arrangement and color scheme

machinery
  • Main Engine: Two (2) CAT C4.4 each providing 99ekW
  • Generators: Two (2) CAT C4.4 each providing 99ekW, 60hZ @1800rpm
  • Propulsors: Propellers
electronics
  •  (1) Fluxgate compass
client specific
  • Main Engine package
  • Generator package
  • Electronic package
  • General arrangement and color scheme
programs

Swiftships has been working with the US Navy (NAVSEA) since 2018. Firstly, we were contracted to design and build advanced LCU-1610 class landing craft utilities. Our dedicated and experienced engineering teams presented LCU-1700, a class with extended functions and improved vessels characteristics.

Swiftships’ LCU -1700 features improved propulsion systems and cargo capacity, lower cost maintenance, less crew required to operate, and smaller but more powerful engines to reduce fuel cost. Additionally we leveraged many similarities of these two classes of ships to improve efficiency and reduce cost of the training programs, operations and overall ownership cost. 

Currently, we are working on construction of 32 LCU-1700 vessels for the Navy and the Service Life Extension of multiple LCU-2000 Platforms for the Army. In addition, the US Navy awarded Swiftships a contract modification to design and build up to 7 additional landing craft utilities in 2020 (read more). We continue working on enhancing LCU with autonomous solutions and to further increase our support to the US defense missions. 

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Landing Craft Utility - 40 meter
Specs
Metric
Imperial
LOA
39.6 m
130′
BEAM
10.9 m
36′
DRAFT
1.3 m
4’3″
RANGE
4,828 km
3,000 miles
FUEL CAPACITY
68,137.4 liters
30,000 gallons
CARGO FUEL
113,562.3 liters
30,000 gallons
CARGO WATER
140,060.2 liters
37,000 gallons
SPEED
10 knots
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Landing Craft Utility - 40 meter
Specs
Metric
Imperial
LOA
39.6 m
130′
BEAM
10.9 m
36′
DRAFT
1.3 m
4’3″
RANGE
4,828 km
3,000 miles
FUEL CAPACITY
68,137.4 liters
30,000 gallons
CARGO FUEL
113,562.3 liters
30,000 gallons
CARGO WATER
140,060.2 liters
37,000 gallons
SPEED
10 knots
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We design, build, integrate, and maintain naval vessels for multiple uses: from border protection to lower-intensity threat missions and high-demand, high-threat law enforcement scenarios.

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