Tuesday, January 22, 2019
~~~~ New Navy Amphib Assault Strategy: "Mother Ships" Launch Small Boat Attacks
The concept is to configure a dispersed, yet “networked” fleet of next-generation connectors and other smaller boats launched from big-deck amphib “mother ships.”
“We envision fleets of smaller, multi-mission vessels, operating with surface warfare leadership. People talk about a 355-ship Navy, how about a 35,000-ship Navy?,” Maj. Gen. David Coffman, Director of Naval Expeditionary Warfare, told an audience at the Surface Naval Association Symposium.
Coffman explained it as a “family of combatant craft, manned and unmanned, integrated in a distributed maritime operation.”