ABS Hovercraft for Sri-Lanka Navy


image Hovercraft ABS M10 Logistic Supply coast
M10 logistic supply Hovercraft

In June 1998 the ABS M10 LSC (Logistic Supply Craft) successfully passed UK acceptance by its customer, the Sri-Lanka Navy with 50+ knots fully laden showing a performance significantly above target. Production was subcontracted to Vosper Thornycroft Ltd (today Babcock PLC).

The Hovercraft is used for Logistic Supply purposes. Whereas with conventional vessels, the Navy had to circumnavigate the entire Island of Sri-Lanka to travel to its north, the ABS M10 can shortcut the route over Adam's Bridge (a human built access to the Indian subcontinent) which is a significant time-saving.

 

 

 

 

Satellite photo of Adam's Bridge
  copyright ABS 2014