Advanced Expeditionary Support Concept Vessel
Final rept. 22 May-1 Aug 2006
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
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For decades the United States has used small landing craft in combination with heavy-tonnage offshore ships to land mobile units of soldiers and armor support on foreign soil. This proven strategy has led to a current logistics concept known as seabasing, in which equipment and personnel are transported from an offshore base to shore. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps now seek to improve the transport of equipment and logistical support through the use of a flexible transport ship capable of moving equipment from the continental United States CONUS to the seabase, and then from seabase to shore. The goal of the Advanced Expeditionary Support Vessel AESV concept is to create a potential design for a multi-mission capable vessel that can travel from CONUS to seabase and to shoreline under a variety of load and mission conditions.
- Marine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies