07 Februari 2015
LLC (LHD Landing Crafts) for the Royal Australian Navy (photo : Navantia)
The second group of four LLC (LHD Landing Crafts) for the Royal Australian Navy has arrived Sydney on 5th. February. The landing crafts departed from Navantia Bay of Cádiz last 27th. December and have arrived to the HMAS Waterhen base, where will be commissioned to DMO (Defence Materiel Organization).
Navantia delivered the first four units in May 2014. These landing crafts and the last four units, to be delivered in mid 2015, will operate with the ALHD ‘Canberra’ and the ALHD ‘Adelaide’.
The main characteristics of the ships are:
-Lenght overall: 23.30 m.
-Floatation lenght: 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.