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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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We Need More Amphibs, and We Need to Buy Them Smarter

Amphibious warships are like no other ships in the U.S. Navy. By law, they are the nation’s “9-1-1” force, to be most ready when the nation is least ready. From crisis response and disaster relief to defending allies and deterring adversaries, amphibious warships are the “Swiss Army Knives” of our fleet.

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Builders, Suppliers of Navy Ships Facing Inflation Costs for Materials

The price inflation hitting American consumers also is hitting the shipyards that builds ships for the U.S. Navy, which are facing increased costs for the materials used to build the ships and their components, said two executives who chair shipbuilder and supplier industrial base coalitions.

“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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The State of the Supply Chain: The Health of the Industrial Base Depends on Predictable and Stable Funding

Representing a supply-chain of nearly 3,000 companies across the U.S. that provide parts and services for amphibious warships (LPDs and LHAs) and nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, the Amphibious Warship Industrial Base Coalition (AWIBC) and the Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC) partnered to conduct analysis on the health, challenges, and future of its industrial base.*Here’s the top findings of the report:

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CMC and SMMC visit 11th MEU while deployed

Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, visited the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a scheduled port visit in Pearl Harbor, HI, Feb. 19.

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Amphibious Warship Spending By State: 2017-2021

711 companies in 42 states and over 250 Congressional Districts nationwide provide parts worth over $1.86 billion for the construction of amphibious warships.

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6 Naval Task Groups From U.S., U.K., India, Japan and Australia Underway in Pacific

The America Expeditionary Strike Group – consisting of the USS America (LHA-6), USS New Orleans (LPD-18) and USS Germantown (LSD-42) with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked – are in the Philippine Sea conducting routine operations, with America and New Orleans coming off an intensive 12-day exercise and engagement period with both CSG 21 and JMSDF ships in the area.

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USS Arlington heads to Haiti to save lives after a 24-hour turn-around

The Norfolk-based USS Arlington is heading to Haiti Tuesday afternoon after a powerful 7.2 earthquake struck the country last week, taking the lives of nearly 1,400 people and injuring 6,000 people.

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Coming in 2024: The U.S. Navy’s Deadliest America-Class Amphibious Assault Ship

The now-under-construction Bougainville will incorporate an ability to launch two Landing Craft Air Cushions (LCACs) or Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vehicles.

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Makin Island ARG, 15th MEU to return from 7-month deployment

Following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operations, the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) has returned to their homeport of San Diego this past weekend. Following the offload, USS Makin Island (LHD 8), USS San Diego (LPD 22) and USS Somerset (LPD 25) will return to port at Naval Base San Diego, according to the U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs.

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