Nigerian Navy to get landing ship 2022 – Firm

Nigerian Navy to get landing ship 2022 – Firm
Nigerian Navy

Damen, an international shipyard group, has said it has launched a new 100-metre Landing Ship Transport 100 for the Nigerian Navy and will deliver it in 2022.

The company said in a statement that the LST 100 was launched a couple of months ago.

It added that on completion, the 100-metre, roll-on-roll-off landing ship would have the capacity to accommodate a crew of 32 and 250 embarked marine forces personnel.

Damen said, “The vessel also has deck space for vehicles, a helicopter/UAV deck and significant space for cargo, which can be loaded via both stern and a bow ramp or using the 25-tonne main crane.

“These and other capabilities will enhance the Nigerian Navy’s ability to deploy troops and military hardware and vehicles in support of maritime security operations, as well as the supply of relief material in the event of disasters or other crises.”

Damen said vessel would be a critical component of power projection for the enhancement of Nigeria’s maritime security at every level.

According to the company, landing ships have a h istory dating back to the Second World War and are primarily intended for amphibious assaults.

It said many landing ships proved to be very versatile in peacetime, fulfilling logistic transport and support tasks in remote areas worldwide.

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