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Damen launches Landing Ship Transport for the Nigerian Navy.

| 2021

According to a press release published by Damen on November 15, 2021, the new, 100-metre LST 100 for the Nigerian Navy has been launched at Albwardy Damen, Sharjah, UAE a few months ago. On completion of the 100-meter, the roll-on-roll-off landing ship will have the capacity to accommodate a crew of 32 and 250 Embarked Marine Forces personnel.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Landing Ship Transport 100 (Picture source: Twitter account of defenceWeb)

The vessel also has deck space for vehicles, a helicopter / UAV deck and significant space for cargo, which can be loaded via both stern and a bow ramp or using the 25-tonne main crane.

These and other capabilities will enhance the Nigerian Navy’s ability to deploy troops and military hardware and vehicles in support of maritime security operations, as well as the supply of relief material in the event of disasters or other crises.

Overall, it will be a critical component of power projection for the enhancement of Nigeria’s maritime security at every level.

Damen offers a wide range of standardized LST vessels from 40-metres up to 120-metres, all fully customizable to meet the specific needs of each client.

The Nigerian Navy’s LST 100 is scheduled for delivery in 2022. 

Landing Ships have a history dating back to the Second World War. Being primarily intended for amphibious assaults many landing ships proved to be very versatile in peacetime fulfilling logistic transport and support tasks in remote areas worldwide. However, many vessels are not suited or designed for the tasks they are expected to carry out.

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