Backing away from the beach: UK Defence Committee report raises wider questions for future amphibious operations

February 15, 2018 10:15 am janes.com
Backing away from the beach: UK Defence Committee report raises wider questions for future amphibious operations

The value and utility of the Royal Navy’s two landing platform dock ships is coming under intense scrutiny amid consideration of cuts to the UK’s amphibious capability, reports Richard Scott In a heavily trailed report published on 4 February, the UK House of Commons Defence Committee (HCDC) came out strongly against the possibility that the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) two amphibious landing platform dock ships (LPDs) could be retired early without…

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