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Accession Number ADA564198
Title Recapitalization of Amphibious Operation and Lift.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 218p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The aging Whidbey Island and Harpers Ferry class ships, LSD-41 and 49 respectively, comprise just over one third of the amphibious navy. However, a solution to the capability gap created by the loss of these ships is needed to maintain the effectiveness of the amphibious fleet across a broad spectrum of mission areas. This research effort considers future ship designs and fleet architectures to meet the capability gaps left by the decommissioning of the LSD-41 and 49 class ships. With respect to lift capacity, performance capability, cost, and a risk assessment, the analysis showed the LPD-17 or a LSD(X) approximately 30% larger than the existing classes to be acceptable replacement classes. The analysis also supports further research to determine the most robust fleet architecture apart from the current eleven LHA or LHD, eleven LPD, and eleven LSD paradigm.
Keywords Aging(Materials)
Amphibious operations
Amphibious ships
Fleets(Ships)
Lysergic acids
Naval architecture
Risk analysis

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Capstone Project.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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