Eastern Shipbuilding Group selected by United States Navy for Landing Craft
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. of Panama City, FL is proud to announce that it has been selected to complete the Design Study and Analysis for the Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1700 by the United States Navy. Eastern will spend the next 100 days addressing technical solutions for the future LCU 1700 to support the program goal of providing all the capabilities required in the most cost effective manner.
The LCU 1700 Program will recapitalize the 32 craft of the LCU 1610 capabilities. The LCU 1610 Class currently provides the Navy's amphibious ships with an organic capability to move equipment between ship and shore in a reliable, fuel efficient manner.
With a track record of 149 vessels built on-time and on-budget since 2002, we at Eastern believe that we are the best shipyard to produce the vessels which will cost effectively fulfill the United States Navy’s Mission. Eastern’s location in Northwest Florida is the perfect place for construction of the LCU 1700. Bay and surrounding counties have a strong tradition of supporting the military and are honored to have bases located here for three branches of the Armed Forces, including the U.S. Navy.
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