With these attributes (More Autonomy, Greater Distances), French boatbuilder CNIM presents L-CAT Shore-to-Shore, the new "key enabler" of stand-alone force protection on a regional scale. The new design is a follow-on of CNIM's famous L-CAT landing craft in service with the naval fleets of France and Egypt. NAVAL FORCES was told at this very early stage of EURONAVAL that the new craft, with an overall length of 33.6m and a maximum draft of 2.35m, is adapted to the requirements of modern amphibious warfare. Among other benefits, the craft can operate with or without any coastal infrastructure. Its full-scale autonomy enables fast deployment of troops, vehicles, and equipment. 

CNIM is optimistic that the unique design characteristics of L-CAT Shore-to-Shore will enable it to respond perfectly to current maritime security needs, including civil assistance requirements in the event of evacuation of civilian population from disaster-stricken areas.

Stefan Nitschke

L-CAT Shore-to-Shore offers an operational range of 800nm. (Photo: Stefan Nitschke)

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