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Landing Craft Utilities

Reliable, Economical &
Equipped with the Latest
Technology
Landing Craft Utilities - Reliable and Advanced

Swiftiships spans the world’s newest technology in the construction of Landing Craft Utilities (LCU). Our LCU platforms are trusted by the U.S. Navy and other foreign governments for their efficiency, quality and extended capabilities. Class 1700 LCU features advanced propulsion systems and cargo capacity, cheaper maintenance, less crew required to operate, and smaller but more powerful engines to reduce fuel cost.

Landing Crafts are effective and adaptable for planned, or emergency, unplanned missions. LCUs are particularly useful for providing aid & support, and are very versatile for the amphibious mission. Swiftships vessels specifications can be modified in accordance to operators needs, and autonomy solutions can be integrated into our current LCU platforms.  

The LCU 1700 class is a replacement for the USN LCU 1650 with upgraded/modernized systems and capabilities. Swiftships LCU45 are the outstanding sea going vessels used to convey a landing force of infantry and vehicles from the sea to the shore during an amphibious assault.

Landing Craft is a twin screw diesel powered vessel. The hull and superstructure are constructed of all-welded steel in accordance with approved codes. Vessel’s specifications can be modified in accordance to the operator’s needs and length increased up to 60 meters.

USA Navy and Swiftships LCU Projects
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Currently we are working on the construction of 32 LCU-1700 vessels for the Navy and the service life extension of multiple LCU-2000 platforms for the Army. 

The LCU2000 SLEP scope of work includes On Condition Cyclical Maintenance (OCCM): replacement of propulsion engines, generators, bow thruster engine, emergency generator, grid coolers and switchboard and many other system replacement and repair activities. Swiftships has expanded its capabilities for this LCU contract by acquiring a 2,500 tonne dry clock for the berthing of the vessel under SLEP and hiring.

In 2018 NAVSEA contracted Swiftships to design and build Landing Craft, Utility-1700 surface connectors. The project continues until 2027 will construct 32 LCU with additional vessels to be contracted for partner nations. 

The new vessel will be a highly reliable and fuel -efficient heavy lift platform whose capability will be complementary to the faster air cushion landing craft, which has a significantly shorter range, smaller payload capacity, no habitability and operation hour limitations.
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