Category Archives: amphibious

Deal to buy four amphibious warships losing steam, as Navy takes another look at future force needs

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WASHINGTON – A deal to buy three amphibious transport docks and an amphibious assault ship together in a first-of-its-kind contract appears to be falling apart, as the Navy is not ready to commit to buying so many amphibious ships before it finishes another future force structure assessment. During a Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee hearing, […]

Deal to buy four amphibious warships losing steam, as Navy takes another look at future force needs

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WASHINGTON – A deal to buy three amphibious transport docks and an amphibious assault ship together in a first-of-its-kind contract appears to be falling apart, as the Navy is not ready to commit to buying so many amphibious ships before it finishes another future force structure assessment. During a Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee hearing, […]

Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group joins up with British carrier ahead of its maiden deployment

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As the British Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth and its carrier strike group prepares to set off on its maiden operational deployment, a seven-month jaunt around the world, it was joined in the North Atlantic Ocean by U.S. Navy ships and Marines taking part in the Ragnar Viking exercise . “As a final act […]

Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group joins up with British carrier ahead of its maiden deployment

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As the British Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth and its carrier strike group prepares to set off on its maiden operational deployment, a seven-month jaunt around the world, it was joined in the North Atlantic Ocean by U.S. Navy ships and Marines taking part in the Ragnar Viking exercise . “As a final act […]

The Navy’s new amphibious landing craft are coming off the lines

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy’s new ship-to-shore connectors are coming off the production lines, with the second being delivered last week, Naval Sea Systems Command announced Friday. The new air-cushioned landing craft built by Textron replaces the current generation, adding payload capacity and range. The landing craft air cushion vehicles are designed to operate from […]

Marine amphibious assault vehicle successfully recovered with remains of all 8 missing service members on board

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A Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle that sank after a recent training accident was successfully recovered with the bodies of all the missing service members on board, the Corps announced late Thursday evening. The vehicle, that originally had 15 Marines and one sailor on board, was returning from San Clemente Island, California, on the evening […]

Marine amphibious assault vehicle successfully recovered with remains of all 8 missing service members on board

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A Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle that sank after a recent training accident was successfully recovered with the bodies of all the missing service members on board, the Corps announced late Thursday evening. The vehicle, that originally had 15 Marines and one sailor on board, was returning from San Clemente Island, California, on the evening […]