NAVDEX 2023: Streit Group showcases its Landing Craft LC-12

The UAE-based company Streit Marine (part of Streit Group) is showcasing its Landing Craft LC-12 during NAVDEX 2023. Streit Group was established in 1992 but the Marine division was founded in 2018.

Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Landing Craft LC-12 at NAVDEX 2023. (Picture source: Navy Recognition)

The LC-12 platform is a versatile 12-meter multi-purpose and special tactical task vessel. It has a height of 3.23 meters, a beam of 3.21 meters, and weighs 6800 kg when empty.

The vessel is manufactured from marine aluminum and is complemented by ballistic protection of armored shields. The base vessel is a suitable commercial platform, while various add-on armoring configurations allow the vessel to be used in higher risk operations.

This vessel can be used for both patrol and intervention as it can be brought alongside other vessels or structures without fear of critical damage due to the protective foam fendering protecting the perimeter of the vessel.

The LC-12 platform is powered by twin inboard diesel engines and waterjets, which provide a top speed of 43 knots. The waterjet propulsion system is a reliable and efficient means of powering the vessel, and it is well-suited for shallow waters and high-speed pursuits.

Overall, the LC-12 platform is a well-designed and robust vessel that is suitable for a range of tasks, from commercial operations to special tactical missions.