Another thing the Army needs to do is expand its partnership with the Navy for seabasing
. During the Haiti mission, the 101st Airborne Division put its helicopters on an aircraft carrier.
The division's main functional areas include amphibious warfare, littoral and mine warfare, expeditionary unmanned vehicles and manned-unmanned teaming, naval fires and aviation, seabasing
and sustainment, maritime electronic warfare and science and technology.
(5.) "The Logistical Impact of Seabasing
," Second Line of Defense, accessed 20 July 2014, http://www.sldinfo.com/the-logistical-impact-of-seabasing/.
Scaling these laboratories for ground transport on heavy vehicles, intertheater lift, and seabasing
has recently been exercised and is already supporting combatant command exercise and engagement plans.
The new logistical support vessel can be deployed to supply units at sea, for strategic sea transport, and for logistical support from the sea ( seabasing
), with the ship acting as a seaborne base for implementing and supporting land operations.
(5.) See Japan, Security Council and Cabinet, National Defense Program Guidelines for FY 2011 and Beyond (Tokyo: 17 December 2010), available at www.mofa.go.jp/, and Takuya Shimodaira, "Sea basing no shorai--22 taiko to post daishinsai no boeiryoku" [The Future of Seabasing
: Defense Capability after NDPG and Post-GEJE], Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Staff College Review 2, no.
Our piece of work was in support of an overall "seabasing
" effort that would have allowed logistics and reserve forces to sit safely on a ship offshore as supplies were delivered just-in-time via hovercraft and the V-22 Osprey.
In securing Amber, naval forces were faced with a variety of challenges which tested the concepts of seabasing
and maritime dominance, and they responded in the following examples.
Finally, the strategic advantages obtained in theater opening, force/sustainment projection, plus emerging concepts such as the use of Intermediate Staging Bases (ISB) or Seabasing
for RSOI result in an increased ability to project our national influence around the world in a manner that is unprecedented.
Given the unlikelihood of World War II-style battles among surface navies, a "riverine" navy capable of operating in anarchic regions, backed up perhaps by aircraft carriers and other forms of seabasing
, with submarines to protect the sealanes, might make more sense than an anachronistic fleet of surface combatants designed for conventional wars with rival naval powers.
The students visited and toured the newest amphibious ships (Landing Platform Dock, LPD-19), viewed the assets which provide transit ship/seabase to shore, and were introduced to naval organizations which support the Expeditionary Strike Groups (ESGs) and Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs) and emerging naval concepts such as seabasing
NLI is critical to the success of Naval expeditionary forces and the future expeditionary warfare and Seabasing