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Built for survivability, U.S. Navy amphibious warships are unique combat vessels that deploy and support missions anywhere in the world, in any condition and on short notice. These warships make it possible for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps to respond swiftly and aggressively from sea and air in times of crisis, from major combat operations to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.


Navy Commissions Amphibious Warship USS Fort Lauderdale

The 12th San Antonio-class amphibious warship formally entered service on July 30 in a ceremony in Florida.

USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28) is the first LPD-17 commissioned beyond the original 11 LPD-17s envisioned for the class. Fort Lauderdale serves as the bridge between the current class and the Flight II San Antonios that will replace the Whidbey Island and Harpers Ferry amphibious warships (LSD-41/49).

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Fleet weak: Navy’s shipbuilding plan could lose a war in the Pacific

The Navy’s 30-year shipbuilding plan reveals a broader fight within the Defense Department. The issue is not simply strategic, but operational and force-structural — how to transform the Navy to ensure it can deter and defeat China in a large-scale Indo-Pacific war.

The Sea Services should grasp the role large amphibious warships will play in a Pacific war.

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Ingalls Shipbuilding: Ready to Take on More Navy Shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding, HII’s builder of surface warships, has the industrial facilities and workforce to add to the capacity of its portfolio, a senior Ingalls official said.

“We have the ability to take on more work that we do today,” said George Nungesser, vice president for program management at Ingalls, speaking May 11 to reporters at the Modern-Day Marine Expo in Washington.

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AWIBC advocates for Congress to provide funding for the sustained and stable construction of amphibious warships vital to the mission of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.


By joining the Coalition, you will have an opportunity to advocate for amphibious warship funding and to underscore the importance of amphibious warships to our country’s security and global stability. Membership eligibility requires that a company be an approved supplier to the Qualified Shipbuilder of U.S. Navy amphibious warships. Membership is restricted to approved suppliers. Individuals without an affiliation to an approved supplier company are not eligible for membership.

There is no membership fee for joining AWIBC. All Coalition activities are voluntary. However, members are responsible for the cost of their participation in Coalition activities.

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