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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According to Childs, "the increased potency and reach, as well as the proliferation, of A2/AD capabilities pose new challenges for amphibious operations, and increases the premium of being able to deploy possibly even from over the horizon, at speed, to avoid hazarding amphibious shipping and retaining tactical surprise."
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. We may have a use for it, but in more of a logistical role as a possible KC-130J replacement--we still need the CH-53K for tactical heavy lift."

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