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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He also spent two years in the Navy aboard the USS Saipan, a ship known as an amphibious assault ship, which is used in the so-called "Gator Navy." That term is meant as a general description for amphibious warfare ships, the kind that launch Marines against beaches, hence the term "gator."
It is the first time in decades that Pacific Fleet warships enter this region," Captain First Rank Roman Martov told Russian news agency RIA Novosti.The fleet, including the destroyer Admiral Panteleyev, the amphibious warfare ships Peresvet and Admiral Nevelskoi, the tanker Pechenga and the tugboat Fotiy Krylov left the port of Vladivostok on March 19 to join Russia's Mediterranean task force.Cypriot Defence Minister Fotis Fotiou is due to visit the warships today after receiving an invitation from the Russian ambassador to Cyprus.
Historically, mine warfare has been a marginal activity in the United States, conducted by a few sailors in a few ships far from the Navy's power centers, which are aircraft carriers, submarines, and amphibious warfare ships.
Another obstacle to the high-tech approach is that the LCS's MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter is simply a lot smaller than the MH-53E Sea Dragon that makes up the US Navy's existing airborne mine-hunting squadrons, which operate off big-deck amphibious warfare ships and carriers.
ADNS Inc IIA ships, like the Enterprise and other aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships (LHA/LHD), similarly equipped with super high frequency (SHF) satellite communications AN/WSC-6(V)5, or (V)7 terminals capable of supporting dual DSCS data paths, have experienced bandwidth limitations resulting from the inability of the systems to dynamically load balance or dynamically allocate bandwidth.
The United States is reported to have at least 11 naval vessels in the Mediterranean, including three submarines, two destroyers, two amphibious warfare ships and the USS Mount Whitney, a command-and-control vessel that is the flagship of the Navy's 6th Fleet.
The PLA Navy has the largest force of principal combatants, submarines, and amphibious warfare ships in Asia.
The free flow of information and ideas, and the seriousness in examining and applying them at all levels, allowed the organization to adopt relevant technologies suited to their needs, such as amphibious warfare ships. While the British and Japanese faced similar obstacles and developed their own amphibious warfare doctrine and tactics, they were not as successful as the U.S.
Navy's next- generation class of amphibious warfare ships. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) is the prime contractor for life-cycle engineering and systems integration for the LPD 17 ship class, providing integrated shipboard electronics support and engineering services.
In recent years, the Navy has used nuclear propulsion systems for its submarines and most aircraft carriers and conventional propulsion systems that rely on fossil fuel for its surface combatants and amphibious warfare ships. As the Navy looks to design an affordable force that is capable of meeting future security challenges, some of the assumptions and factors that have guided past Navy decisions on propulsion systems may require reassessment.