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UK to boost amphibious capability with Future Littoral Strike Ships

11th February 2019 - 12:13 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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Not content with a raft of global military deployments, new bases and commitments to existing defence programmes, the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, has announced an intention to establish two ‘littoral strike groups’ with a focus on the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.

Delivering a speech at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) on 11 February, Williamson said that concept work was underway for the Future Littoral Strike Ships (FLSS), although further details and the costs involved were not divulged.

However, it seems likely that such platforms would be based on existing commercial designs or ships, similar

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