VT Halter Marine Inc. began the construction of the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armament Command's (TACOM) newest Logistic Support Vessel (LSV), marked by a keel laying ceremony at the yard. "Our employees have first-hand experience in designing and building Logistic Support Vessels, Large Tugs and LCU-2000 Class Landing Craft that are specifically tailored to operational requirements," said Butch King, CEO of VT Halter Marine. "The U.S. Army is a long-term marine customer and about 50 vessels in their fleet have been built at our shipyards. We are very proud of the fact that this vessel will be used to help support our fighting forces and guard our national interests." The 313-ft. LSV class vessel, designed to carry over 2,000 tons of deck cargo, has a beam of 60-ft. and a molded depth of 19-ft.