Navy says it needs dock landing ship replacement for distributed operations

By Lee Hudson / October 30, 2017 at 2:02 PM
ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Navy's San Antonio class of vessels will end with LPD-29 because the service needs the dock landing ship replacement, known as LX(R), to conduct distributed operations, according to a service official. Capt. Dave Bossert, amphibious warfare branch head in the office of the chief of naval operations expeditionary warfare office (N953), told Inside the Navy here Oct. 26 the service determined it needs 13 LPDs in its inventory. "We're tying a bow on the LPD-17 class;...

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