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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.


‘Great Power’ Fight Might Require Different Blend of Vessels, But Marines Won’t Shun Amphibious Operations, NDIA Speakers Say

Despite the commandant’s stark warning about the vulnerability of current amphibious warships, the Marines are not moving away from amphibious operations. But to operate in the future highly contested littoral waters, the amphibious force must be more numerous, adding a lot of smaller, cheaper and “risk worthy” vessels and unmanned systems, senior Marine and Navy officers and civilian analysts said Oct. 23.

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Navy, Marines Wargaming New Gear to Support Emerging Warfare Concepts

The Navy and Marine Corps are busy figuring out what they do – and don’t – need to buy to support their emerging operational concepts for high-end warfare. Working rapidly to inform the next budget cycle, planners for both services are looking at how to network their systems together, how to sustain forces spread out across large areas and how to impose significant cost on the adversary while operating in that wide space – and how to do so affordably – to support the Navy’s Distributed Maritime Operations and Marine’s Littoral Operations in a Contested Environment concepts.

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Berger Plan to Build More Smaller and Cheaper Ships Could Greatly Expand Available Expeditionary Force, Analysts Tell NDIA Conference

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger’s proposal to build a lot of different, smaller and cheaper ships — including unmanned vessels — to substitute for or augment large amphibious warships is not yet clearly defined, but presents the possibility of greatly expanding the available force, two veteran naval analysts said Oct. 22.

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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 Huntington Ingalls Industries in the construction 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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