29 Feb '16, 8am

Navy, Marines to test seabasing concepts at Korean exercise

Navy, Marines to test seabasing concepts at Korean exercise

The first-in-class USNS Montford Point, delivered last year, is slated to link up with the USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham to test joint seabasing capabilities during exercises that begin this week off the coast of South Korea. Kyle Steckler/U.S. Navy The Navy and Marine Corps will operate new platforms at the Freedom Banner and Ssang Yong exercises that start in South Korea this week and experiment with new concepts they hope will streamline and improve future amphibious landing capabilities in the Pacific. The first-in-class USNS Montford Point, delivered last year, is slated to link up with the USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham — a large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off cargo ship — to test joint seabasing capabilities, Marine Corps officials said. Joint seabasing is essentially a base at sea from which amphibious assaults are launched on land-based targets. The exercises will mar...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/navy-marines-to-test-seabasin...

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