The LCU 1700 class is a replacement for the USN LCU 1650 with upgraded and 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.
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.
Extended Functionality and Advanced Systems
M2HB 50 caliber machine gun (prt/stbd)
Commercial navigation radar, communications system
170 Short Ton of cargo = 1 M1A1 Tanks or 5 HUMVs, 350 Combat Troops
State-of-art 3D engineering used to reduce weight and increase performance
Hydraulically controlled bow and stern ramps. Multiple vessels can mate up to establish a causeway/bridge to access extremely shallow unimproved landing areas.
Two (2) CAT C18 Diesel engines providing 600bhp each @1800rpm
139 Feet (42.3 Meter)
31 Feet (9.4 Meter)
5.3 Feet (1.6 Meter)
1,931 Kilometer (1,200 Nautical Miles)
3,500 Gallons (13,249 Liters)
1,000 Gallons (3,785 Liters)
170 Short Ton of cargo, 2 M1A1 Tanks or 350 Combat Troops
2 Captain, 12 Enlisted
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