Council Looking Into Using JHSV as Afloat Command and Control Platform for Marines

Council Looking Into Using JHSV as Afloat Command and Control Platform for Marines

The Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) arrives in Vietnam on Aug. 17, 2015. US Navy photo.

The Military Sealift Command Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Millinocket (EPF-3) arrives in Vietnam on Aug. 17, 2015. US Navy photo.

The Auxiliary Platforms and Payloads Council at the Pentagon has focused its efforts on using the Expeditionary Fast Transport for Marines’ afloat command and control requirements, as well as looking at technical enablers to allow Marines to operate from the Littoral Combat Ship, the head of the amphibious warfare branch said last week. Read More

Navy: LX(R) Will Be Cheaper, More Capable Thanks To Using San Antonio LPD Design As Starting Point

Navy: LX(R) Will Be Cheaper, More Capable Thanks To Using San Antonio LPD Design As Starting Point

USS Arlington (LPD-24) under construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Huntington Ingalls Industries Photo

USS Arlington (LPD-24) under construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Huntington Ingalls Industries Photo

The Navy and Marine Corps were able to design an LX(R) dock landing ship replacement with greater capability for less money by starting with the higher-end San Antonio-class LPD-17 design, stripping away unneeded features and adding back in desired ones, service officials said last week. Read More