The Role of JHSV and LCS in the Seabase


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In these excerpts from Jim Strock;s comprehensive look at the evolution of sebasing, we have taken a selection of slides which highlights the JHSV and LCS. Our interview with Strock and his team focuses specifically on JHSV and its role. Credit: USMC Combat Development Command

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  • 12 of the top 15 U.S. trading partners (import / export) are in Asia-Pacific:Import – China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, MalaysiaExport – China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, AustraliaTrading partner stats per U.S. Dept of Commerce (2008)The United States maintains 5 security treaties in the Asia-Pacific region: Philippines-U.S. Mutual Defense Treaty (1951)Australia, New Zealand, U.S. (ANZUS) Treaty (1952)U.S. alliance with South Korea (1954)Thailand (Manila Pact of 1954) U.S.-Japan Security Treaty (1960) 13 of 15 Megacities in Asia Pacific lie within 100km of the seaWithin 100km of the seaTokyo, JapanInchon, S. KoreaJakarta, IndonesiaManila, PhilippinesMumbai, IndiaShanghai, ChinaOsaka, JapanCalcutta IndiaShenzhen, ChinaKarachi, PakistanDogguan, ChinaDhaka, BangladeshNagoya, Japan Not within 100km of the seaDheli, IndiaBeijing, ChinaAdditional Notes Page attached
  • The Role of JHSV and LCS in the Seabase

    1. 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. 2. Facts• We are a maritime nation. Freedom of movement and freedom of access are key to our national security and economic stability.• The littorals contain the key global engagement points, and the Navy- Marine Corps team is uniquely organized, trained, and equipped to assure access and influence in the littorals.• Amphibious warships are more than transports. They are versatile, interoperable platforms serving as the cornerstone of America’s ability to project power and respond to the range of crises.• Connectors are a critical enabler of amphibious capability and require adequate resourcing.• The Marine Corps requirement for amphibious shipping is based on war plans containing two MEBs conducting simultaneous forcible entry operations.• MPF is a proven capability that provides global coverage, forward presence, and crisis response.• The introduction of the T-AKE, MLP and LMSR into the MPF program will create a seabasing-enabled capability that provides employment options that span the range of military operations. 2
    3. 3. Rebalancing to the Pacific Tailor-Made for Seabased Forces Asia-Pacific region contains 61 percent of 12 of the top 15 U.S. trading partners the world’s population (import / export) are in Asia-Pacific 15 of the world’s 28 Megacities are in the Asia-Pacific region 13 of the 15 Megacities in Asia-Pacific are within 100 Five security km of the sea treaties in the Asia-Pacific region Western half of Ring of FireFrom 2001-2010, ~70K people/ year were killed in the Asia Pacific region due to natural disasters, resulting in 65% of world’s total death from suchcauses and ~$35B of economic damage per year “ the time were done, itll be about a 40/60 mix Atlantic/Pacific, very different from our history” -- Dr Aston Carter, Dep Sec Def, March 6, 2012 CFR Speech 3
    4. 4. Seabasing Spans The Full Range of Military Operations MPF Amphibious Fleet Most Dangerous Task organized forces to meet Combatant Commander requirementsPermissive Semi-PermissivePeacetime Low Intensity Conflict Mid-Intensity High Intensityand Crisis Conflict Conflict 137 Amphibious Operations since 1982…Amphib ships are not just for MCO 4 4
    5. 5. Today & Tomorrow’sSeabasing Capability 5 5
    6. 6. Joint High Speed Vessel Extensive yet flexible crew and troop WPE/JHSV/HSV Comparison accommodations with lounge, medical and mess facilities WestPac Express JHSV HSV Crew-served weaponOverall Length 101m 103m 107m mounts fore and aftDraft 4.3m 3.83m 3.7mCruise/Max 36kts/38kts 35kts/43kts 40kts/42ktsSpeedPassengers 900 312 866Vehicle/Cargo 33,000sqft 20,000-22,000sqft 31,000sqftCapacity 165 HMMWVS 100–110 152 HMMWVS HMMWVS Large mission bay for range of military hardware, vehicles and boatsDeadweight 790t 700t 800tRange 1250nm 1200nm 1200nm • JHSV is not a combatant, operates in a permissive environment – MSC standard for ATFP capabilities Level I, Class 2 for H53/H60 helo operations Level I, Class 4 VERTREP operations 45* slewing articulated quarter ramp for rapid and efficient loading and offloading 6
    7. 7. Littoral Combat ShipCurrent Missions Potential MissionsAnti Sub Warfare Littoral ISRMine Counter Measure TSCSmall Boat Defense Advanced Force Ops 7
    8. 8. Maritime Prepositioning Ships T-AKE LMSR T-AK MLP 8
    9. 9. 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 9
    10. 10. 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 10
    11. 11. MPF T-AKE: Selective Offload Plus Operational Reach 11