Multi-speed landing craft catamaran JHSV-3 (Joint High Speed Vessel) Millinocket launched at the shipyard «remains Yu Es Hey» (Austal USA) in the town of Mobile (Alabama). This is with reference to the U.S. Navy told ARMS-TASS.
This is the third of 10 ships type JHSV Spearhead («wedge»), which are built for Sealift Command U.S. Navy Shipyard company «remains Yu Es Hey» (Austal USA) in the town of Mobile.
Now the ship is preparing for factory testing to be conducted before JHSV-3 at the end of the year present-independent commission for inspection and acceptance of U.S. Navy ships INSURV (Board of Inspection and Survey) for the evaluation of the real part and testing, including tests seas.
The ship is a vessel JHSV catamaran length of 103 m and a displacement of 635 tons power plant consists of four diesel engines MTU 20V 8000 M71L capacity of 9100 kW and water jets, allowing to reach speeds above 31 knots (65 km / h) when fully loaded.
JHSV catamaran is a multipurpose amphibious ship the next generation, which will be used together Army and U.S. Navy. The vessel is designed to transport troops and cargo, supporting humanitarian missions and relief operations to victims of natural disasters.
Vessel can operate in shallow fairways and shallow sea routes, transferring military equipment, including main battle tanks «Abrams» M1A2. On the upper flight deck of the ship can take off and landing aircraft.
Head multipurpose amphibious assault ship speedboat — catamaran JHSV-1 (Joint High Speed Vessel) Spearhead (sharp blade) was made the U.S. Navy in December 2012. and in the current time passes post-delivery tests, including refueling at sea mining loading cargo on board, additional crew training.
JHSV ships constructed on commercial standards with insignificant modifications for military deployment.