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This part of the comprehensive briefing by Jim Stock of the USMC Combat Development Command focuses on the connectors or ships that provide the logistics push from the sea. These so-called Maritime …

This part of the comprehensive briefing by Jim Stock of the USMC Combat Development Command focuses on the connectors or ships that provide the logistics push from the sea. These so-called Maritime Pre-positioning Ships are crucial to the success of the USMC-USN team

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  • 1. Marine Corps Seabasing “Assured Access for the 21st Century” October 2012 Jim Strock Director, Seabasing Integration Division Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development & Integration Quantico, Virginia 22134 703-784-6094UNCLASSIFIED james.strock@usmc.mill
  • 2. Maritime Prepositioning Ships T-AKE LMSR T-AK MLP 2
  • 3. MPF Enhancement Strategy• Roll-on roll-off cargo ships, coupled with mobile landing platforms, provide key enabling capabilities to fully leverage existing MPS capabilities – Selective offload • Increased ship stowage capacity allows for reconfigured loads across MPSRON for selective offload – In-stream offload of Large, Medium Speed RO/RO (LMSR) with Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) – Increased connector lift capacity with MLP – Increased ship-to-shore throughput MLP T-AKE LMSR 3
  • 4. Mobile Landing Platform (MLP)34 berths • LMSR skin-skin moored Skin-to-skin ramp alongside MLP and fenders • Vehicles transfer from LMSR to MLP via side port ramp and onto LCACs • LCACs maneuver forces ashoreUtility Services (limited) foraccommodation FLO/FLObarges/modules 25,000 ft2 elevated vehicle stowage deck module Tankage capacities 100,000 gal Potable Water/ 3 LCAC lanes 380,000 gal JP5 with services 15 knots, 9,500 nm 4
  • 5. USNS Montford Point (MLP 1)Power Point: August 2009 -- Under Contract: May 2011Keel Laying: January 2012 -- Projected Launch: November 2012 5
  • 6. MPF T-AKE: Selective Offload Plus Operational Reach 6
  • 7. MPF Squadron Composition FY13 MPSRON 2 MPSRON 3 GUAM DIEGO GARCIA / SAIPANLMSR LMSR LMSR LMSRSTOCKHAM SISLER DAHL PILILAAU LMSR T-AKE T-AKE AMSEA LUMMUS LEWIS & CLARK SACAGAWEA SEAY AMSEA AMSEA AMSEA AMSEA LOPEZ WILLIAMS BOBOBUTTON MLP MLP MONTFORD POINT GLENN 7