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Storm said:Wouldn't it make more sense to have it RoRo rather than amphibious? I can't see it as a good idea to try and have an AOR take a beach under fire... Besides, where would we stick the vehicles between all the cargo, fuel, and landing craft?
East Timor for example? I seem to recall pictures of a unit landing this way (R22R?), so I'm assuming it must have been an allied ship they were landing from?Sam69 said:Having the well deck does not imply any intention to conduct opposed amphibious operations, it just gives you a few more options for disembarking kit.
Garbageman said:East Timor for example? I seem to recall pictures of a unit landing this way (R22R?), so I'm assuming it must have been an allied ship they were landing from?
Sam69 said:Yes - Aussie in fact. But what is your point? I merely said that the option of adding a well deck to the JSS does not imply any intention of ever conducting an opposed amphib operation in the future. And I'm not even sure that I would call the East Timor landing "opposed."
The only point that I am trying to make is that the well deck option opens up an alternative means of getting gear ashore that is not dependent on the type of port facilities that the RoRo capability requires. And that having the well deck does not imply any ambition to start planning D-Day 2. ;D
Garbageman said:My point was only to reinforce and agree with what you were saying - we've used this amphib capability in the recent past, and it would be a nice thing to be able to do on our own.
I would like to see 5 units built, with one unit permanently under Army command.
Of course not... just like the Navy is not flying, or maintaining, the Maritime Helicopters.Ex-Dragoon said:I would like to see 5 units built, with one unit permanently under Army command.
Does the Army plan on sailing and maintaining this unit as well?
Of course not... just like the Navy is not flying, or maintaining, the Maritime Helicopters.Jungle said:Does the Army plan on sailing and maintaining this unit as well?
Someone has to be otherwise misconceptions and misinformation about the Navy would abound.As usual Ex-Dragoon is ultra-protective of his Navy... ;D
OK, to explain this clearly: the first time I was briefed on the project (then called ALSC) the plan was to buy 5 units, and have one of those units, sailed and maintained by the Navy, detached to the Army.
"Under command" was probably the wrong expression; don't get your panties in a knot, you will not be posted to an Army Ship next APS... :
The intention was to have one of the units (on a rotation basis) detached to the Army so we could train in amphib ops, and it would be available immediately for rapid deployment. That's all...