In a prior study based on the National Defense Program Guidelines for [Fiscal Year] FY 2011 and Beyond and lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake, recommendations were made for the rapid development of sea-based capabilities (i.e., amphibious lift and corresponding logistics support) as a defense requirement for Japan today.
Successful amphibious lift from a sea base is also a capability that is necessary if Japan is to conduct a NCMO effectively from the sea.
In late November 2011, Indian Ministry of Defence announced that "Defence Acquisition Council had accorded acceptance of necessity for induction of four large amphibious ships" to enhance the national armed forces' amphibious lift
capabilities, assistance to civil administration, disaster relief and other contingencies.
The independently deployed USS Trenton (LPD 14) chopped into the JOA on the same day, providing further augment to the amphibious lift
Throughout the Cold War, at no time did the United States ever have fewer than three Marine expeditionary brigades of amphibious lift
as a requirement, says Work.
In addition, X Corps's 3rd Infantry Division moved by road and amphibious lift
from Wonsan to Hungnam before being redeployed south.
Boxer provided amphibious lift
for a portion of the equipment and personnel, and included 16 CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, associated equipment, maintenance personnel and aircrew.
The program is essential to national security, the Pentagon told Congress, because it addresses a shortage in the Navy's amphibious lift
, which is needed to maintain the required U.S.
* Does the sea-basing concept justify improvements to Navy-Marine Corps amphibious lift
, and will it help the Marine Corps in its struggles with the Navy over new ship programs and OSD over the future of MPF ships?
Until this recent debate over the number of expeditionary strike groups, both the Marines and the Navy had wartime requirements for amphibious lift
ships that were greater than the existing amphibious lift