Smith: Marine Corps likely to contract three stern landing vessels

By Audrey Decker / June 16, 2022 at 11:18 AM
The Marine Corps will likely contract three civilian stern landing vessels as a bridging solution until the Light Amphibious Warship comes online, according to Marine Corps Assistant Commandant Gen. Eric Smith. The Light Amphibious Warship has been pushed out to 2025, but "we would like to pull it as far left [or] earlier as we can," Smith said at a June 15 Stimson Center event. In the interim, the Marine Corps has already contracted one stern landing vessel that will...

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