amphibious assault ship


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amphibious assault ship

[‚am′fib·ē·əs ə′sȯlt ‚ship]
(naval architecture)
A ship designed to transport and land troops, equipment, and supplies by means of embarked helicopters.
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Navies around the world, as they face more and more budget constraints, are increasingly turning their attention to amphibious assault ships for their interoperability and their ability to intervene in non-accessible zones with the landing craft and helicopters that they can carry," said Mr.
1) The development of force projection through the acquisition of such platforms as aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships is essential if PLAN forces, as they modernize and mature, are to engage in the full spectrum of traditional and nontraditional operations needed to protect Chinese interests, regionally and abroad.
Eight Wasp-class amphibious assault ships (LHD) stand between Peleliu and the next class of LHA, Pre-Commissioning Unit America (LHA 6).
Integral in the design of these amphibious assault ships is the ability to flood the well deck in order to accommodate the LCACs.
Marine Corps UH-1N Huey helicopter to its parking space on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5).
Navy sailor Pablo Paredes did not board the amphibious assault ship USS Richard Bonhomme in December as it was about to set sail for the Persian Gulf.
After graduating at the top of his class from a principal warfare officers' course, he assumed a post on HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy's largest amphibious assault ship.
The 40,00 ton amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima, equipped with Harrier jump jets, helicopters, landing craft and almost 2,000 marines, is to be sent from the Mediterranean on a voyage to Liberia's Atlantic coast.
GAO was asked to evaluate the Navy's progress in optimizing the crew size in four ships being developed and acquired: the DD(X) destroyer, T-AKE cargo ship, JCC(X) command ship, and LHA(R) amphibious assault ship.
Amanda, a master at arms, is on an amphibious assault ship that delivered Marines to Kuwait.
NAVSEA is currently planning shipboard deployment and life-cycle support for the LPD 17 Amphibious Assault Ship program.

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