Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: USMC presses on with plan for Light Amphibious Warship

13th January 2021 - 17:19 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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The USMC is looking to develop a new platform to bridge the gap between its large assault ships and smaller landing craft, as it continues its pivot to the Pacific.

The USMC has further outlined its future force structure as it moves away from largely static land-based deployments in the Middle East towards its amphibious assaults origins in the Pacific, by revealing additional details of the planned Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) programme.

LAW has already completed a second industry study ...

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