Marine Corps considering arming Light Amphibious Warship with missiles

By Aidan Quigley / April 30, 2021 at 2:30 PM
The Marine Corps is considering arming its new Light Amphibious Warship with containerized missiles to increase the ship’s lethality, Commandant Gen. David Berger said in his written testimony to the House Appropriations defense subcommittee Thursday. The Light Amphibious Warship had been envisioned as a new combat vessel to ferry forces from shore to shore for a potential fight against China in the Pacific. Berger said the Marine Corps is considering arming the ships to help them deter adversaries. "While not...

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