amphibious shipping

Related to amphibious shipping: Amphibious Command Ship, Amphibious assault ship

amphibious shipping

Organic Navy ships specifically designed to transport, land, and support landing forces in amphibious assault operations and capable of being loaded or unloaded by naval personnel without external assistance in the amphibious objective area.
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Notwithstanding these developments, there are currently questions over the future of the UK's re-capitalised specialist amphibious shipping capability, following BBC reports that as part of discussions within government of options to reduce defence spending the two LPDs and up to 1,500 marines may be withdrawn.
Marines, forward-deployed aboard amphibious shipping, will be ready to respond to a wide variety of crises, along the entire spectrum of conflict, from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, all the way to mid-intensity combat.
The actual aircraft hasn't been designed yet, but initial analysis suggests the joint heavy lifter will be too large to operate from current and programmed amphibious shipping.
Marsh put on an additional hat as Commander Amphibious Task Force (CATF), and took command of the off-load of amphibious shipping at Kuwait Navy Base.

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