Navantia has launched the Royal Australian Navy’s twelfth and final LHD Landing Craft (LLC) on April 27.
The contract for the construction of the series of 12 LLC was signed in September 2011 and the works have been executed in the Bay of Cádiz. The landing crafts are destined to operate with the Navy’s new LHD Canberra and LHD Adelaide. All vessels are expected to be delivered in the summer of 2015.
LLCs have the length overall of 23.30 m, width of 6.40 m, and can reach a speed of more than 20 knots.