Navantia Launches Ninth LCM-1E Landing Craft for Royal Australian Navy

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Naval Industry News - Spain, Australia
 
 
 
Navantia Launches Ninth LCM-1E Landing Craft for Royal Australian Navy
 
Navantia has launched today, at 12:00 the ninth LLC fast landing craft of the series of 12 that is building for the Royal Australian Navy. The design of these ships is based in the fast landing crafts built also by Navantia for the Spanish Navy between 2006 and 2008.
     
Navantia has launched today, at 12:00 the ninth LLC fast landing craft of the series of 12 that is building for the Royal Australian Navy. The design of these ships is based in the fast landing crafts built also by Navantia for the Spanish Navy between 2006 and 2008.
LCM-1E landing crafts
(picture: Navantia)

     
The contract for the construction of the series of 12 LLC was signed in September 2011 and the works have been executed in the Bay of Cádiz. The landing crafts are destined to operate with the ALHD “Canberra” and ALHD “Adelaide”, strategic projection ships, similar to LHD ”Juan Carlos I”, also built by Navantia in cooperation with BAE Systems. It is scheduled all the ships are delivered on summer 2015.

The main characteristics of the ships are:
-- Length overall: 23.30 m.
-- Floatation length: 21.27 m.
-- Width: 6.40 m.
-- Depth: 2.80 m.
-- Propulsion: two 809 kW diesel engines, two waterjets propellers
-- Speed: more than 20 knots
-- Autonomy: 190 miles at full load
-- Loading capacity flexibility: Abrams vehicle, several Army vehicles, fusiliers’ company or 20 feet container truck.
     
Navantia has launched today, at 12:00 the ninth LLC fast landing craft of the series of 12 that is building for the Royal Australian Navy. The design of these ships is based in the fast landing crafts built also by Navantia for the Spanish Navy between 2006 and 2008.
The ninth LCM-1E for the ALHD “Canberra” floated at Navantia San Fernando
(picture: Navantia)

     
The contract for the construction of the series of 12 LLC was signed in September 2011. The landing crafts are destined to operate with the ALHD “Canberra” and ALHD “Adelaide”, strategic projection ships, similar to LHD ”Juan Carlos I”, also built by Navantia in cooperation with BAE Systems.

Australia is a strategic country for Navantia and has opened a subsidiary, Navantia Australia in order to cooperate with the Australian Governmente in future options for its Navy.
 

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