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Surface Navy 2016: Textron, navy exploring in-water launch ramps for new hovercraft | IHS Jane’s 360

Surface Navy 2016: Textron, navy exploring in-water launch ramps for new hovercraft | IHS Jane’s 360

The US Navy and contractor Textron Systems have discussed adding an in-water launch capability for the service’s emerging Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) hovercraft fleet, but likely after initial production craft are delivered.

The US Marine Corps (USMC) hopes to launch its Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs) from the SSCs before the hovercraft reach shore…

Source: Surface Navy 2016: Textron, navy exploring in-water launch ramps for new hovercraft | IHS Jane’s 360