Jervis Bay fast assault craft (Australia)
Roles and capabilities:
Transport tanks and troops to
Attains speeds of up to 50 knots,
decreasing need for long-term Marine "floats."
up to 1,700 troops and their vehicles.
Has lower target
profile, can operate in shallower waters and is estimated
cost less than half of the LPD-17. Fast loading and
Written off as "ferries" by
detractors. No bay for landing craft.
Operating in Australian navy