Commandant endorses block buys for amphibious warships

By Nick Wilson / March 9, 2023 at 3:47 PM
The Marine Corps' highest-ranking officer today doubled down on the need for 31 traditional amphibious warships and endorsed block buys and other contracting strategies to signal consistent demand to industry. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger told lawmakers and industry representatives that efficiently procuring a robust fleet of amphibious warships, including flight II amphibious transport docks, is critical to deterring conflict with China. “We have bought these one at a time. That's not the way you do it,” Berger said...

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