Saturday, February 7, 2009

UK studies start to shape future amphibious ships

Embryonic study work to examine the long-term recapitalisation of the UK Royal Navy's amphibious shipping fleet have identified a preference for a future Amphibious Task Group (ATG) capability centred around two new large multipurpose amphibious ships (LHDs). The UK's current amphibious shipping capability is centred on three specialist platforms: the landing platform helicopter (LPH) HMS Ocean , commissioned in 1998; and the landing platform dock (LPD) ships HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark , which entered service in 2003 and 2005 respectively

[first posted to - 04 February 2009]

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