Navy orders air cushion landing craft

April 14, 2015 8:27 PM

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The U.S. Navy has exercised a contract option for Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems to build two next-generation air cushion landing craft.

The landing craft -- units 102 and 103 -- will be built at the company's facility in New Orleans and delivered in late 2019 under the Navy's Ship-to-Shore program and will be used to transport weapons, equipment, cargo and personnel of the assault elements of U.S. Marines from larger ships to the sh...

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