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Navy eyes pair of new ship types to support USMC Force Design 2030

11th June 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by Jason Sherman in New York

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The USN is moving ahead with plans for a Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) and a Next-Generation Logistics Ship (NGLS) as it looks at ways of helping to transport marines in highly contested waters if war breaks out with China

Both projects tie into the Force Design 2030 strategy, spearheaded by USMC Commandant Gen David Berger, to shed heavy equipment and associated organisations in favour of reinvigorating the corps’ expeditionary focus after the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) began briefing industry on plans for a Light Amphibious Warship in March, and it is scheduled on …

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