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Engin de débarquement d'infanterie et de chars
French Navy EDIC Sabre
Class overview
Operators: French Navy
Lebanese navy
Senegalese Navy
Ethiopian Navy
Djiboutian Navy
General characteristics
Type: Landing Craft Utility
Landing ship tank
Displacement: Light displacement 386 tonnes
Fully loaded 726 tonnes
Length: 59.00 m (193.57 ft)
Beam: 11.50 m (37.7 ft)
Draught: 1.40 m (4 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2 Diesel-SACM-Wärtsilä UD30 V12 M3
2 propellers 1400 hp (1 030 kW)
Electric power: 150 kW [1]
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h)
Range: 1 800 Nautical miles at 12 knots
Capacity: Tank dimensions 28,5 x 8 meters
8 Armoured fighting vehicle
Complement: 1 officer and 17 men
Sensors and
processing systems:
1 radar Radal-Decca 1 226
Armament: 2 12.7 mm machine guns

The EDIC or Engin de débarquement d'infanterie et de chars are large landing crafts that operate in the French Navy, Lebanese Navy, Senegalese Navy, Ethiopian Navy and Djiboutian Navy. EDICs have the typical Landing Craft Utility design with a bow ramp and have a large aft superstructure compared to the far derivative CDIC. They are designed for coastal support as well as to operate from mother ships such as BPCs (Mistral type) or TCDs (Foudre type).


  • EDIC Sabre - L9051 - type 700
  • EDIC Dague - L9052 - type 700 [2]
  • EDIC Sour - 21 - type 700
  • EDIC Damour - 22 - type 700

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