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"Suitable for a possible landing of marines in the Baltic": the United States intends to arm with light landing ships

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"Suitable for a possible landing of marines in the Baltic": the United States intends to arm with light landing ships

In recent years, Australia has been purchasing large quantities of American weapons, among which the F-35A Lightning II, F / A-18F Super Hornet, P-8A Poseidon and Tanks M1A1 Abrams. But Canberra itself is able to become a supplier of combat systems for the United States.


This opinion is expressed on the pages of the analytical publication ASPI Strategist. As indicated, during the reform of the marines, the Pentagon is paying increased attention to the Australian landing ship Sea Transport Solutions, designed to land troops on an unprepared coast. The American Navy is studying the possibility of acquiring ships of the same type with a displacement of 1000 to 8000 tons, a length of about 100 meters and a range of 3500 nautical miles.

Unlike the large amphibious assault ships of the US Navy with a displacement of up to 45 tons, the new ship can act as a part of fleet, and independently. Its main purpose is the operational transfer of the marines of a new look.

They would be optimal for the operational dispersal and movement of naval coastal regiments between the islands of the western part of the Pacific Ocean or along the coast of the Baltic Sea with a possible landing of a Marine landing

- written in the publication.

In the words of Lieutenant General Eric Smith, the light landing ship "is much easier to hide, it is more accessible because of its cost." They can be engaged not only in the transportation of marines, but also act as means of destruction, being equipped with anti-ship missiles, or perform other tasks, carrying out refueling and replenishment of ammunition aviation, coastal reconnaissance, air defense.

In total, the Navy intends to purchase 28-30 ships (with their readiness by 2026) at a price of $ 100-130 million per pennant. ASPI Strategist assumes that Sea Transport Solutions has a strong chance of winning the upcoming competition.


Source: ASPI Strategist
Photos used:
Sea Transport Solutions website
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  1. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 26 January 2021 04: 58
    +6
    They would be ideally suited for the operational dispersal and movement of naval coastal regiments between the islands of the western part of the Pacific Ocean or along the coast of the Baltic Sea
    It is clear that these are Russia and China.
    They are systematically preparing for war with us.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 26 January 2021 05: 48
      +2
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      They are systematically preparing for war with us.

      But they will never go to 2 wars at the same time
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 26 January 2021 07: 45
      -2
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      They would be ideally suited for the operational dispersal and movement of naval coastal regiments between the islands of the western part of the Pacific Ocean or along the coast of the Baltic Sea
      It is clear that these are Russia and China.
      They are systematically preparing for war with us.

      They cho, have they planned to repeat the landing in Normandy? So for this, at least, you need to wait until Russia occupies all of Europe.

      And in an amicable way - who will give them, in which case, to swim to the Baltic coast? Three hundred to five hundred kilometers from the coast will go to feed mackerel... It was Hitler's only "Fau" that flew, for the most part, to where he himself was hunting ... And now these launches can expect many unpleasant surprises.

      I love Atlantic mackerel, cold smoked ...
      1. Dante Alighieri
        Dante Alighieri 26 January 2021 09: 44
        +3
        Be that as it may, the tub is interesting. The iron-shaped bow provides the ship with greater stability, the helideck is not optional and, if desired, additional cargo can be taken on board instead (for example, in the form of containers). But the excellent visibility from the captain's bridge is most likely already banal marketing, tk. For a warship, this condition is not essential, although it brings some comfort to the control of the ship.

        An advertising video from the manufacturer's website is attached
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 26 January 2021 05: 00
    -1
    So, drowning one, too, will not be difficult.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 26 January 2021 05: 48
      +5
      Quote: Thrifty
      So, it won't be difficult to drown one either.

      Yes, you can drown anything.
  3. orionvitt
    orionvitt 26 January 2021 05: 08
    +2
    "Suitable for landing marines in the Baltic"
    Well, if it is in Estonia, or in Latvia, maybe in Lithuania, then yes. But on the Russian coast, just let them come with their wooden macs. However, even in the type of Tribaltic countries, this will not save them either. The dreamers.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 26 January 2021 05: 16
      +2
      But on the Russian coast, just let them come with their wooden macs.

      Well, in Hollywood, a victorious procession with American flags will be painted in bright colors. smile I doubt that these US LDKs will ever get to our coast.
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 26 January 2021 10: 00
      +2
      Quote: orionvitt
      Well, if it is in Estonia, or in Latvia, maybe in Lithuania, then yes.

      For the US Tribalts, the landing ship is not needed. There, the American Marines on any, even on a tourist liner, calmly approach the pier and calmly and solemnly unload under the orchestra.
      This is to land somewhere in the Kronstadt area. Only I'm afraid they won't make it to Kronstadt ...
  4. Runway
    Runway 26 January 2021 05: 31
    +9
    Analogs of the Soviet large landing craft (reinforced company aboard). The decision not to keep eggs in one basket is smart. In theory, it will allow the advance guard of the ILC to land on a wide front.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 26 January 2021 05: 46
      +2
      In theory, it will allow the advance guard of the ILC to land on a wide front.
      Without the suppression of modern coastal defenses, this is suicide.
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 26 January 2021 07: 51
        +2
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        In theory, it will allow the advance guard of the ILC to land on a wide front.
        Without the suppression of modern coastal defenses, this is suicide.

        And coastal defense is not the first fiddle here. In the middle of the Atlantic, as I said above, there is a chance to go for fish feed .... You still have to get to the shore.
      2. Runway
        Runway 26 January 2021 09: 27
        +2
        The Yankees are trying to ensure the self-sufficiency of the small group (rtgr / truncated baht) and of course the OP in the kit.
        Taking into account the fact that when planning they apply a ratio of 6 to 1 (attacking / defending), then a maneuver when using small groups (roughly the mouth) behind them.
        To parry it, you need to have an equal number of small groups (reinforced MSV / failure based on half a company) - i.e. smear the CuS along the line (landing zones).
        Yes, they need to be hammered into the sea in order to reduce the number of those who have come out on land.
    2. NDR-791
      NDR-791 26 January 2021 06: 32
      +2
      Analogs of the Soviet BDK (reinforced company on board).
      I, too, somehow ... Light, you say, 8000 tons ??? Quite a big guy.
  5. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 26 January 2021 06: 19
    +11
    To these insidious plans of amers, readers from VO unanimously responded with a volley from their hats, and again showered them.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 26 January 2021 08: 46
      -3
      To these insidious plans of amers, readers from VO unanimously responded with a volley from their hats, and again showered them.

      On a volley from the caps of VO readers
      7,62x54 (7,62x54)
      shouted ... rus surrender ... the American goldaten is the most immortal in the world, even the caps of VO readers are not taken.
    2. Quadro
      Quadro 26 January 2021 09: 45
      -6
      You at least take an interest in what happened in the Baltic during the Great Patriotic War, it was mined by the most tomatoes, in the event of a future war it will be the same. Good luck swimming in the Baltic.
      1. 7,62h54
        7,62h54 26 January 2021 11: 08
        +4
        Well, firstly, it is indecent for a stranger to poke, secondly, the Great Patriotic War is written with capital letters.
        And judging by your experience, you still managed to fight on the Kolchak fronts.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 26 January 2021 06: 21
    +2
    or along the coast of the Baltic Sea with a possible landing of a Marine landing
    It is clear that they are not planning to land troops in the Baltic countries, but on the Russian coast. Then the base of these ships must be created in the Baltic States, which will not go unnoticed by our intelligence.
  7. Konnick
    Konnick 26 January 2021 06: 50
    +4
    Well forgotten old. During the operation of the Wehrmacht "Bustard Hunt" on the Kerch Peninsula, the Germans landed a landing near Feodosia, on the beach behind an anti-tank ditch, covered by the 63rd Mountain Rifle Division, whose personnel were formed mainly from Georgians. The Germans planted an infantry company and a sapper platoon on 39 sapper inflatable motor assault boats, and under conditions of three-point excitement made the transition and landed on the beach, losing 15 boats from waves and shelling. The landing was provided by attack aircraft and fighters, which drove the mountain riflemen to the bottom of the trenches. The landing was swift, our Georgians did not even have time to take advantage of the land mines laid on the shore and fled in panic leaving the anti-tank ditch uncovered. The sapper platoon quickly made passes through the moat and tanks went into these passages, which broke into the rest of the defense with the help of 700 attack aircraft and fighters.
    The landing on small, designed for 6 soldiers and high-speed (25 km / h) inflatable boats, despite the low seaworthiness, fulfilled their task. Aviation, of course, played a huge role, suppressing the defense. If the landing force had been landed in the classical way from rowboats, since there was a strong surf and the landing barges could not approach the shore, the factor of surprise would have been lost and the landing would have failed. The losses of the Germans were minimal.
  8. Dimy4
    Dimy4 26 January 2021 07: 47
    0
    It is good and calm to land on a beautiful coast, where even a native with a bamboo spear is not. And in real combat operations, how many should there be to reach the landing point, and how many manpower / equipment will be lost during the landing?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 26 January 2021 09: 13
      +4
      Well, when Ivan Gren - or 775 - they will land in New York and Washington in one person. And how can we throw it with hats that have no analogues.

      Of course, such ships are much more vulnerable. But not to the 5M hats, but to the usual unsuppressed hidden positions of artillery, tanks, undisturbed or unbroken mines, etc. For classic tank carriers with a ramp, the most dangerous section is the access to the shore. For here everything that is up to the level of infantry squads and ATGMs will work on them, slow and clumsy.
    2. Petro_tut
      Petro_tut 26 January 2021 09: 16
      +3
      In real combat conditions, the coast is pre-plowed so that first the bulldozers will have to be planted in order to fill the lining laughing
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 26 January 2021 08: 30
    0
    Judging by the picture, these are ships somewhere in the Baltic States, for example, in the Murmansk region, it is still not possible to approach every coast that way
  10. common man
    common man 26 January 2021 08: 37
    0
    We are waiting for commentators chanting in unison - "landing right ashore is yesterday," "Soviet large landing ships suck and suicides", "take an example from the Americans and the rest of the" civilized "world that only UDC builds." And the Americans took it and suddenly became stupid. And they decided that for the Baltic and smoked just the same BDK, at a new level.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 26 January 2021 09: 10
      +5
      They have the world's strongest amphibious-helicopter group + Osprey. Now it will be supplemented by narrow transport for limited theaters. Quite reasonable.

      The Russian Navy has only narrow transport for limited theater of operations and as many as 2 helicopters on all large landing ships of the Russian Navy (if you do not take the reloading option).
  11. Luty
    Luty 26 January 2021 10: 16
    -1
    In the photo in the article, it is not the Australian design tub that is impressive, but the project 773 SDK in the export version. By the way, this type of ship is relevant to our time and for our climate. Severnoye PKB has been offering this for the second decade already. BUT ???
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 26 January 2021 10: 39
      +5
      No. This is Kumbhir - a separate sub-project for Hindus, at 1100+ tons. 8 ships. In Poland they were built.


  12. Max Lebedev
    Max Lebedev 26 January 2021 14: 20
    +15
    They talk about the Baltic, but think about other places. They love to argue over the coast in the World Ocean.
  13. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 26 January 2021 21: 13
    -1
    In my provincial opinion, gentlemen ...
    And focusing on the photo ...
    The impression was that these steamers are most likely flat-bottomed (otherwise how would you come to the shore for unloading?) You will run aground. And you have to jump off the ship / join the ranks of the Marines. Battle steamer very soon will burn with a "blue flame".
    Punt, too - such a topic ...
    Their seaworthiness is nothing. Calm on our seas ...
    Well, if in the summer, and on big holidays ...