Italian shipbuilder Cantiere Navale Vittoria is building four new LC23-class mechanized landing craft (LCMs) for the Italian Navy. The vessels will are being built under a contract awarded by Fincantieri in the first quarter of 2017. The first craft is planned to be delivered in the second half of 2018, with all four units to be completed by 2021.
23,8 metre-long vessel can transport a maximum load of 65 tonnes at a top speed of 13.5 knots. It has a 200 nautical mile range at 14 knots. The four craft were designed to equip the service’s new landing helicopter dock (LHD).