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Default Navy's Future Light Amphibious Ship

https://www.military.com/daily-news/...nas-coast.html

Interesting article I ran across.
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Default Re: Navy's Future Light Amphibious Ship

This "new ship" is really:

"The light amphibious warship will itself act as a connector -- a "ruggedized beaching craft," as one senior Navy official put it -- that can travel longer distances than existing landing craft."
According to the article.

Can't say as I really see the point.

Ships capable of spending days at sea NEED little things like berthing, some sort of galley, etc. This means they can't be to small, and if it's to carry 75 passengers they need places to sleep and eat too, which make it even bigger.

I'd think a modified LCAC (trade some cargo capacity for fuel capacity) would do as well or better. Because the LCAC can move faster then a landing craft (LC), land in places a LC can't, and can carry things besides infantry (up to an M1A1, which won't be needed since the USMC may divest itself armor - DUMB MOVE). Such an LCAC could be be launched from several hundred miles out at sea and speed toward a landing site arriving at night (since 75 men is a raid not an invasion unless we're talking a VERY small target).
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Good points.
https://news.usni.org/2020/02/20/nav...ogistics-ships
https://news.usni.org/2020/06/08/mar...ous-operations


Those others are coming on line sooner...
https://www.defensenews.com/naval/20...off-the-lines/

About those tanks, has anyone noticed that we haven't heard anymore about units casing their colors since Plan 2030 started mid-Summer!?!

Something could be going on in the "book room" during a poker game, more likely everyone's "slowing the pace down" a bit because we're getting a new Commander-in-Chief.

I still think they'll keep a couple of combat ready companies and one training one. USMC will keep the M1A1 FEP, and the rest like the ones already shipped back to the USA will become M1A2C units as the M1A2 SEP 2 is no longer being produced.

We'll see, but again you can't deny the process hasn't slowed down since it began.

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Basically this thing looks like a modified LCI turned into an large LCM.
http://usslci.org/facts/

Maybe create a modernized LST so it can carry vehicles/cargo as well as troops, makes it more useful overall. LSTs are/were seaworthy (more-or-less) and full (if smaller) ships as they operated as individual units (like LCIs) not as small craft carried aboard larger ships.
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