Transforming amphibious vehicles

On-water testing game changing amphibious capabilities of the state-of-the-art Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

As part of the composite component development program of the next generation Landing Craft, Air-Cushion (LCAC), we have designed and are delivering advanced components for the Ship-to-Shore Connector series.

Critical components from Umoe Mandal include all-composite propeller ducts, rudders and lift fan volutes with transition ducts and air thruster nozzles are part of the delivery package signed with Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems in 2012, which has begun on-water testing in April, 2018.

Light weight, robustness and non-corrosive qualities of our all-composite components will ensure reliability and maintainability of the craft, as well as meet requirements for rapid deployment, high speed, increased payload, availability, fuel efficiency and lower life-cycle maintenance costs.

Umoe Mandal’s components package will contribute to this evolutionary craft’s cutting-edge capability for transporting personnel and material “feet dry” onto shore during defense, humanitarian and disaster relief missions.

Read more about on-water trials: https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/may-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/6237-textron-systems-ship-to-shore-connector-started-sea-trials.html

Read more about Textron Systems’ Ship-to-Shore Connector and Umoe Mandal components.