Khulna Shipyard, the Bangladesh Navy owned enterprise located in South Western Bangladesh is on the cusp of delivering two newly built Landing Craft Utility (LCU) to the Bangladesh Navy out of a total of four ordered in 2018 with keel laying occurring on 24 April 2018.
The 42m Sandwip class LCU’s are capable of carrying two MBTs or 200 troops plus a sizable volume of cargo in excess of 400 tonnes. The LCU’s are built in accordance with Japanese shipbuilding standards agency NKK.
Deliveries are to occur by the end of 2019. Two units of the Sandwip class are already in service with the Bangladesh Navy. A total of 6 are confirmed at this stage.