Textron's Advanced Amphibious Craft features a Roll-On/Roll-Off design with a folding ramp at the stern and a scissor type ramp at the bow. The bow ramp makes the craft compatible for both beaching and in port operations. Textron representatives would not comment on specification, performance and propulsion. According to the model, the craft is fitted with two water jets at the stern. Navy Recognition believes the Advanced Amphibious Craft may be a surface effect ship fitted with a catamaran hull combined with some lift fans: According to the model, the bow of the vessel features some kind of cushions similar to the Norwegian Skjold class coastal corvette.
The only comment a Textron Systems representative was willing to make regarding the Advanced Amphibious Craft expected performance was "We envision it will be able to operate well in the open seas" and the expected endurance was 12 to 15 days.
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