Navy LPD-17 Amphibious Ship Procurement: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress
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Some Members of Congress expressed interest in 2008 in the option of procuring a 10th San Antonio LPD-17 class amphibious ship in FY2009, so as to help meet the Marine Corps goal for amphibious lift capability. The Navys proposed FY2009 budget did not request funding for a 10th LPD-17 and instead proposed ending LPD-17 procurement with the ninth ship, which was procured in FY2008. The Navys planned 313-ship fleet calls for a 31-ship amphibious force that includes 10 LPD-17s, and the Marine Corps states that a 33-ship amphibious force that includes 11 LPD-17s would be required to fully meet the Marine Corps amphibious lift goal.
- Marine Engineering