New L-CAT Amphibious Craft Being Offered
- October 20, 2016
“We discovered many smaller navies want those amphibious capabilities even if they don’t have a mother ship,” Philippe Neri, commercial director of the French firm CNIM, said Thursday at the Euronaval exposition just outside Paris. “Many of those navies can’t afford a big ship like an LPD. ...
The vessel can also mount a Thales CAPTAS-1 towed array system, Neri said, providing a submarine detection capability to smaller navies that don’t operate more sophisticated anti-submarine warfare systems. ...
“But it can be built anywhere,” Neri said. “Our model is to take the technology to the shipyard. We are there for the entire production process to ensure the construction is done properly.
“Most countries ask for in-country production. This is perfect for them.”