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This slideshow provides some basic parameters for the new class of amphibious assault ships being built in Mississippi.
New ships like the Ford and the America class with the new aviation and C5ISR assets on board are anchors to shaping new capabilities and new approaches.
As one senior Marine commented: "I think the ship with the new aviation assets is a game changer. You will put a 1.5 squadron aboard the LHA-6 and you will carry with them a significant deep strike capability and range with the F-35 Bravo. Then you can plus that up with other USMC assets such as the KC-130J or USAF tanker assets in support of Bravo and other aviation operations off of this ship. You will have a capability, which the ARG-MEU has never had of doing significantly deep air strikes."