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LHA 6 testing proves ability to move marines ashore as needed, USN says

23 February 2018

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) has proved in recent tests it can put marines on the beach as needed.

During initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) exercises held in December 2017, America proved it can move “marines ashore in an adequate timeline to meet power projection requirements”, according to a final report on the drills issued by Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force in January, the US Navy (USN) told Jane’s in a statement.

The USN released the findings in response to questions about America ’s effectiveness as an amphibious warship raised in a report released in January by the Pentagon Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOTE).

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