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  • Ukraine 'starting to liberate Crimea' as Black Sea successes offset slow progress on land

    10/05/2023 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 57 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2023 | Joel Gehrke
    Ukrainian forces raided Crimea and “inflicted fire on the Moscow occupiers,” according to Ukrainian officials, in a campaign to build military pressure on Russia’s forces in the vital occupied peninsula. "There was a battle with the Russian occupiers; many were killed and wounded among the invaders' personnel,” Ukrainian Defense Intelligence spokesman Andriy Yusov told a Ukrainian outlet. “Unfortunately, there are losses among Ukrainian defenders too, though these are still not as many as among the Russians.” Yusov offered that statement after his colleagues released a video that purports to show Ukrainian special forces members riding jet skis to the Crimean...
  • USS Tripoli Quietly Leaves on Maiden Deployment

    05/03/2022 9:05:32 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 48 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | May 2, 2022 | Sam LaGrone and Gidget Fuentes
    “We refer to the ship as ‘assault carrier 7.’ And assault is traditional for an LHD, LHA,” Capt. Joel Lang, the ship’s commander, said during an April 3 media event aboard Tripoli. “We have the space for a battalion landing team, we have about 1,000 infantrymen. And typically the air combat element is a blend of rotary and tilt-rotor in order to enable that assault force to go ashore. What we’re doing right now is lightning carrier, and we are proving the operational concept. … We are proving the tactics and the techniques and the procedures to employ the lightning...
  • Chinese Navy Using Commercial Car Ferries to Launch Amphibious Landing Craft

    07/27/2021 10:14:58 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 26 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | July 26, 2021 | Courtney Mabeus
    When a Chinese ferry joined the People’s Liberation Army Navy for an amphibious landing exercise in July 2020, observers noticed something different.It’s not unusual for Chinese merchant vessels to participate in the PLA’s operations and Bang Chui Dao, a 15,560-ton roll-on roll-off ferry, has been used before to support military transportation exercises. But where such ships might have been limited to accessing port terminals before, the ferry’s stern ramp had been converted to enable it to launch and recover a 26-ton ZTD-05, an amphibious armored vehicle used by the Chinese military, according to a brief published by The Jamestown Foundation...
  • Report to Congress on Navy Light Amphibious Warship

    07/22/2021 8:16:13 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 14 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | July 21, 2021 | Congressional Research Service
    The EABO concept was developed with an eye toward potential conflict scenarios with China in the Western Pacific. Under the concept, the Marine Corps envisions, among other things, having reinforced-platoon-sized Marine Corps units maneuver around the theater, moving from island to island, to fire anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs) and perform other missions so as to contribute, alongside Navy and other U.S. military forces, to U.S. operations to counter and deny sea control to Chinese forces. The LAW ships would be instrumental to these operations, with LAWs embarking, transporting, landing, and subsequently reembarking these small Marine Corps units.As conceived by the...
  • UK Farmer Unearths WWII Amphibious Assault Tank That Disappeared 74 Years Ago

    05/18/2021 7:40:10 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 5-17-21 | JENNI JULANDER
    A Crowland, UK, farmer recently dug up an amphibious WWII military vehicle that was buried under 30 feet of earth. Now, he is working to restore the Buffalo LVT-4—once thought to be lost to history. An excavation involving 50 men to exhume the tank in Lincolnshire Fens has afforded farmer Daniel Abbott the opportunity to restore and display the vehicle, which, for him, has become a passion. For the past three years, Abbott has been searching for the 20-ton amphibious assault vehicle, which itself has been buried for the last 74 years. “There were a lot of rumors flying around...
  • 1 Marine dead, 8 others missing after amphibious vehicle accident off Southern California coast

    07/31/2020 10:26:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/31/2020
    Search and rescue efforts are still underway Friday morning for the eight missing individuals with support from the Navy and Coast Guard. At least two others were injured in the accident, which occurred Thursday, and have been transported to Southern California hospitals, according to a news release from the US Marine Corps 1st Expeditionary Force. ... The incident occurred during a 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group routine training exercise in the vicinity of San Clemente Island, according to the Marines. The incident began around 5:45 p.m. local time on Thursday when Marines in an amphibious...
  • Ex-Green Beret claims he led foiled raid into Venezuela

    05/03/2020 9:48:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 05 04 2020 | JOSHUA GOODMAN and SCOTT SMITH
    A former Green Beret has taken responsibility for what he claimed was a failed attack Sunday aimed at overthrowing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and that the socialist government said ended with eight dead. Jordan Goudreau’s comments in an interview with an exiled Venezuelan journalist capped a bizarre day that started with reports of a pre-dawn amphibious raid near the South American country’s heavily guarded capital. An AP investigation published Friday found that Goudreau had been working with a retired Venezuelan army general now facing U.S. narcotics charges to train dozens of deserting Venezuelan soldiers at secret camps inside neighboring Colombia....
  • Russia Says It's Going To Build This New Amphibious Assault Ship

    06/06/2017 5:56:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    The Drive ^ | JUNE 5, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Though Russian officials have delayed plans to move forward with two of its major surface ship programs indefinitely, including a new aircraft carrier, the Kremlin insists it will move ahead with work on a modern amphibious assault ship. Despite assurances to the contrary, there is little evidence that the country’s shipbuilding infrastructure is anymore ready for this task, and the project could easily end up deferred in the face of other priorities. On June 4, 2017, Russia’s state-owned news outlet Sputnik reported that the Ministry of Defense had included the proposed Lavina-class amphibious assault ship in its up-coming modernization plan,...
  • As overseas ambitions expand, China plans 400 per cent increase to marine corps numbers, sources say

    03/23/2017 7:06:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | March 13, 2017 | Minnie Chan
    China plans to increase the size of its marine corps from about 20,000 to 100,000 personnel to protect the nation’s maritime lifelines and its growing interests overseas, military insiders and experts have said. Some members would be stationed at ports China operates in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa and Gwadar in southwest Pakistan, they said. The expanded corps is part of a wider push to refocus the world’s largest army away from winning a land war based on sheer numbers and towards meeting a range of security scenarios using highly specialised units. Towards that end, Chinese President Xi Jinping...
  • China unveils 'world's largest amphibious aircraft' (Boeing 737-sized seaplane)

    07/25/2016 2:20:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/25/16 | AFP
    China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country's program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms. The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) unveiled the first of the new planes, dubbed the AG600, Saturday in the southern port city of Zhuhai, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The aircraft, which has a maximum range of 4,500 km (2,800 miles), is intended for fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues, it said. At around the size of a Boeing 737, it is far larger than any...
  • U.S. Navy Seriously Considering Distributed Lethality for its Amphibious Forces

    04/29/2016 12:12:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Stelios Kanavakis
    The US Navy is planning to transform every surface unit into a “floating armoury”, which will be capable of firing weapons under the distributed lethality concept. In an A2AD environment, especially in the Asia-Pacific theatre or areas such as the Persian Gulf or the Black Sea, surface units will have to use most of their weapons defending them, leaving fewer payloads for offensive operations. CGI: LPD 17 class amphibious vessel fitted with 8x NSM as seen on Kongsberg's booth during SNA 2016. The House Armed Services Committee considered these issues in the H.R. 4909 – FY17 National Defence Authorization Bill...
  • First Details on Likely Future Type 75 LHD for PLAN Showed Up on China Government Website

    12/03/2015 4:41:02 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 03 December 2015
    The first details on a future landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious assault ship for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) may have emerged on a government website in China. Poster showing an LHD design on CSOC (China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Company) stand during AAD 2014 in South Africa An article published on an official website of the Shanghai communist party mentions a company, Hudong Heavy Machinery Co., LTD (member of CSSC China State Shipbuilding Corporation, the largest shipbuilding group in China) that has been contracted to built "16PC2-6B" diesel engines for a new project of amphibious assault ship. The...
  • Semi truck Driver Tackles Historic South Carolina Flooding (title shortened)

    10/05/2015 1:37:10 PM PDT · by Cowman · 10 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 10/5/2015 | Liz Klimas
    Video at link
  • Small-town newspaper claims switch pitcher Pat Venditte is 'amphibious'

    06/09/2015 11:03:08 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 41 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | June 9, 2015 | Extra Mustard
    Pat Venditte, the Oakland Athletics' switch-pitching sensation, has the ability to live on land and in water, according to the East Oregonian. The little paper published out of Pendleton, Oregon, ran a headline on a story about Venditte touting him as "amphibious" rather than ambidextrous.
  • Military Photo of the Day

    01/07/2014 5:51:36 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 7 replies
    MLPOD ^ | 7 Jan 2014 | MILPOD
    An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) departs the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is a part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th MEU, deployed in support of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Aug 2013.U.S. Navy photo by Specialist 3rd Class Sabrina Fine.
  • As US Navy shrinks, China launches more, better war ships

    02/15/2012 4:54:14 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/15/2012
    As US Navy shrinks, China launches more, better war ships HONG KONG — As looming budget cuts force the Pentagon to plan for a smaller US navy, China is accelerating the launch of new, increasingly capable warships as part of a sustained drive to become a major maritime power. Shanghai's Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Company late last month launched the fourth of China's new 071 amphibious landing ships according to reports carried by Chinese military web sites and the state-controlled media. While most attention has been drawn to the ongoing sea trials of China's first aircraft carrier, military analysts say the...
  • Latest amphibious warship launched in Shanghai

    07/21/2011 8:20:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies · 1+ views
    China Daily ^ | Jul 20, 2011
    Latest amphibious warship launched in Shanghai China Daily/Asia News Network Wed, Jul 20, 2011 The Jinggangshan dock landing ship, which is the largest warship in the Chinese Navy, was officially launched in Shanghai, Monday's Jiangxi Daily reported. The report did not give the exact date of the launch. With a displacement of 19,000 tons, the amphibious warship is 210 meters long and 28 meters wide and can carry helicopters, armored fighting vehicles, boats and landing craft as well as nearly 1,000 soldiers, Jiangxi Daily said. According to an earlier report on, Jinggangshan is the second of the Type 071...
  • A Unique Landing Craft Concept

    01/31/2011 11:25:31 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    A Unique Landing Craft Concept (Source: French Direction Générale de l’Armement; issued Jan. 12, 2011) (Issued in French only; unofficial translation by French companies often are a source of initiative and ingenuity, and the L-CAT prototype imagined, designed and built on its own money by CNIM (société de Construction industrielles de la Méditerranée), a small company based in south-eastern France. This prototype vessel has the twin hulls of a catamaran, but its central platform, resembling an elevator, can be raised or lowered, thus transforming the L-CAT from a catamaran to flat-bottomed landing craft, and back again. The design, with...
  • Australian defense minister considers to use UK amphibious vessel

    01/20/2011 7:34:02 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2011-01-19
    Australian defense minister considers to use UK amphibious vessel 2011-01-19 16:48:49 CANBERRA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Australia will consider whether to buy an amphibious vessel from the United Kingdom (UK), Defense Minister Stephen Smith said on Wednesday. Australia has ordered a number of the amphibious vessels from Spain, but they will not be ready until 2015. Following Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial Dialogue (AUKMIN) meetings in Sydney on Tuesday, UK Defense Minister Liam Fox visited South Australia (SA) with Smith on Wednesday to look at the defense science technology organizations and other defense capabilities. Smith said the bilateral defense talks had...
  • First Amphibious Insects Found in Hawaii

    03/26/2010 1:27:23 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 736+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | March 23, 2010 | Ker Than
    But no one knows how the bugs breathe underwater. Several new caterpillar species are equally at home on land or underwater, making them the first truly amphibious insects, scientists say. The amphibious caterpillars—found only in Hawaii's fast-moving freshwater streams—belong to the moth genus Hyposmocoma, a group that includes more than 400 species. The 14 newfound species are never seen far from water. But unlike purely aquatic caterpillars, these species can behave the same in water or on land for indefinite periods of time. "When you put these guys in water, they run around and eat. You take them out, and...