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L-CAT landing catamaran: New shore-to-shore version

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L-CAT landing catamaran: New shore-to-shore version

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The L-CAT or Landing Catamaran is a fast landing craft developed by CNIM, part of the France-based CNIM Group. The French Navy has had four in operation since 2012 and the Egyptian Navy two since 2016, both navies using them with their Mistral-class force projection vessels.

The L-CAT has aluminium hulls and a central lift platform rated at 80t that can be raised or lowered to allow loading and unloading of armoured vehicles, including a main battle tank. With a full load and the platform raised, the L-CAT has a top speed of 18kts. To unload, the platform is lowered, transforming the vessel into a beachable flat-bottomed

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