Amphibs in focus as Marine Corps prepares for operations in global littorals

By Nick Wilson / February 22, 2023 at 4:32 PM
The Marine Corps is doubling down on its need for 31 traditional amphibious ships and a new class of 35 smaller vessels as it prepares for increasing littoral operations in the Pacific. Speaking Wednesday at the National Defense Industrial Association’s Expeditionary Warfare Conference, several service officials pointed to the fielding of at least 35 new Landing Ship Medium (LSM) vessels -- formerly known as the Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) -- to enable future stand-in forces to operate throughout the global...

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