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AEF is one of two major suppliers of the Navy’s LCAC skirt system. Upon proof of concept, Bell Aerospace and Avon Rubber PLC (a British based company) partnered to form Bell Avon (now AEF, llc) to supply the first skirts. AEF was originally the sole supplier for the Navy’s LCAC program. Approval for full production was granted in 1987. A total of ninety-one LCAC were built along with the next generation Craft, LCAC-100, in current production.