SHIP TO SHORE CONNECTOR | LANDING CRAFT
The Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) is a system designed by the US Navy and used by the New Hayesalian Navy as a replacement for the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC). It offers increased capacity, to cope with the growing weight of equipment used by the army and other services.
While broadly similar to the LCAC, the SSC offers a simpler and more efficient drive train, with one gear box for each fan; more powerful engines with digital FADEC and grater fuel efficiency; dual pilot and copilot controls with a new C4N suite and digital fly by wire; extensive use of strong composites to lighten the watercraft; main engined geared electrical generators and APU, and a 60Hz distribution bus; gear driven bowthrusters and aluminum (5083) which gives better corrosion resistance and immersion grade wet deck coating system.
With a variety of new design features, the SSC now has a sustained speed of 35 knots and is capable of withstanding Sea State 4 conditions, at 100 degrees Fahrenheit with a 75 tonne load. To improve working conditions in the battle stations, troop compartments and living quarters, they are fitted with air-conditioning and heating-systems, sound/heat-insulating coatings, and structures made of vibrodamping materials. The ship provides normal conditions for the crew to take meals and rest. Personnel are protected against effects of weapons of mass destruction with airtight sealing of combat stations, crew and troop compartments, as well as individual gas masks and protection suits. The ship is also protected from influence mines with the horizontal winding to compensate for the ship's and the transported materiel's magnetic fields.