LCAC, MLP, USNS Montford

Mike Schuler
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October 27, 2014

The Navy’s first MLP, USNS Montford Point demonstrates the capability to perform skin-to-skin operations, vehicle transfer and to launch and recover Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) while attached to the USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR 300), Oct. 8, 2014. The Mobile Landing Platform leverages float-on/ float-off technology allowing it to partially submerge to support and execute a broad range of military missions including humanitarian support and sustainment of traditional military missions. With its core capability set, MLP features 25,000 square feet of vehicle and stowage space, a vehicle transfer ramp, large mooring fenders and space for up to three LCAC. The platform’s open, reconfigurable mission deck will serve as an important flexible and transformational asset to the Navy as it can be reconfigured to support a wide variety of future operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon E. Renfroe/Released)


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