Product Manager Army Watercraft Systems
MISSION:Provide efficient and effective Life Cycle Management of the global Army watercraft fleet by delivering the safest, suitable, and supportable systems to the Army Mariner/Warfighter in support of full spectrum operations.
VISION:Well planned and synchronized organization that delivers superior capability to the Army Mariner/Warfighter.
Modular Causeway System (MCS)
The MCS provides movement support for cargo and equipment during intra-theater lift, water terminal (port opening), waterborne tactical and joint amphibious, riverine, or Joint Logistics-Over-The-Shore (JLOTS) operations. The MCS is comprised of the following systems: Modular Warping Tug (MWT), Roll-on/Roll-off Discharge Facility (RRDF), Floating Causeway (FC), and Causeway Ferry (CF). Modular in design, the MCS is capable of deploying into austere locations to build, Trident Pier, up to 1,200 feet in length, and one CF for moving rolling stock, break bulk, containerized cargo from ship to shore and two RRDFs that interfaces between RO/RO ships and lighterage for the rapid discharge of rolling stock.
Logistics Support Vessel (LSV)
The LSV provides transportation for vehicles, containers, and/or general cargo to remote, underdeveloped areas along coastlines and inland waterways; to support unit deployments, relocations, and port to port operations; to assist in discharging and back loading ships in a RO/RO or LOTS operation; and provides cargo transportation along coastal Main Supply Routes (MSRs). The LSV provides worldwide and intra-theater cargo transport, advanced bases and deep draft strategic sealift ships to ports, harbors, inland waterways, unimproved beaches landing, 104 double-stacked 20-foot ISO container carrying capacity, self-sustained, and 7’ draft. Crew of 31 to sail.
Landing Craft Utility (LCU-2000)
The LCU-2000 performs waterborne transportation of personnel, cargo and equipment during intra-theater lift, water terminal, waterborne tactical and joint amphibious, riverine or JLOTS operations. The LCU-2000 provides cargo transport, inland waterways, unimproved beach landing, emergency passenger transport, self-sustained, 24 double-stacked 20-foot ISO container carrying capacity, and 6’ draft. Crew of 12 to sail.
Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM-8)
The LCM-8 performs waterborne transportation of personnel, cargo and equipment during water terminal, waterborne tactical and joint amphibious, riverine or Joint Logistics-Over-The-Shore (JLOTS) operations. The LCM-8 will be displaced by the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) (MSV(L)). The LCM-8 is smaller than an LCU, but has similar capabilities. Additional capabilities include medical evacuation, light salvage, diver support, fire fighting, C2 platform, 2 double-stacked 20-foot ISO container carrying capacity, and 5’ draft. Crew of 6 to sail. *REQUIRES EXTERNAL LIFE SUPPORT.
Small Tug (ST-900)
The ST-900 performs floating craft and harbor craft operations during intra-theater lift, water terminal, waterborne tactical and joint amphibious, riverine or JLOTS operations. The ST-900 provides transport/repositioning of cargo, fuel barges, and lighterage of various types in Harbors, Ports, via Inland Waterways and along Coastlines, docking and undocking operations of ships and watercraft. The ST-900 is the only towing and terminal watercraft in the AWS inventory. Crew of 12 to sail.
Maneuver Support Vessel (Light)(MSV(L))
The MSV(L) is Army Watercraft’s newest acquisition and will displace the LCM-8. This vessel will support Dynamic Force Repositioning and prove the Combatant and Multi-Domain Task Force (MDTF) Commander with an organic waterborne lift capability that can deliver today’s heavy modernized combat power, equipment, bulk food, and water across the full spectrum of operations with increased speed and lower draft; and mitigates anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) threats and provides access when mature ports or road networks are unavailable. The MSV(L) is expected to transport multiple combat configured ready-to-fight payloads with crew; a combat configured Abrams tank; or two Strykers with bar armor; or four Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs); or two 20-foot or one 40-foot ISO containers; or a Heavy Expandable Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT); or a Load Handling System (LHS) and trailer. Crew of 8 to sail.