Aging Amphibs

Tiron, Roxana
September 2009
Sea Power;Sep2009, Vol. 52 Issue 9, p18
The article focuses on the modernization and maintenance of amphibious ships of the U.S. Navy as part of its initiative to underline the importance of managing maintenance requirements of surface ships. The modernization includes the installation of a new propulsion load-management unit, an electric heating system, and a new air conditioning to increase the capacity of surface ships. It also outlines how the improvements will enable the ships to accommodate up-armored military vehicles.


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