Tuesday, September 29, 2020

We've been focused on the Light Amphibious Warship but the Missile Marine's main effort is the Next Generation Medium Logistics Ship....


Light Amphibious Warship

via Breaking Defense

The Next Generation Medium Logistics Ship is the bigger effort, representing an entirely new class of manned ship designed to operate in a crowded environment while supplying ships at sea and a new, lighter, Marine force on the ground that is currently being designed by Commandant Gen. David Berger. 


We know what they're looking at for the LAW, the article says that a freaking FRIGATE might work in the logistics role (I can't even imagine how that would work!) but other than that I've seen little on this (although in hindsight a little birdy on Twitter did give me a clue but I was too stupid to realize it!!!!!).

This is another shatterpoint for this entire plan.

I've been focusing on warfighting but Berger is apparently enthralled by the logistics challenge of the thing.  I get it.  If these small, dispersed units can possibly survive then resupply will be vital for their CONTINUED survival (and combat effectiveness...I doubt they'll live long under a Chinese onslaught though).

So he's thinking logistics.


Wonder what his ideal ship is?  Can it be bought off the shelf?  In my mind its either in inventory now or is cheap as chips or this shatterpoint will become a show stopper.

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