LPD Flight II
The Proven Solution For the Next Generation Amphibious Transport Dock
LPD Flight II is the proven solution for the next generation amphibious transport dock, called "LX(R)" by the U.S. Navy.. Flight II is a capable variant of the amphibious transport dock LPD 17. Utilizing the LPD 17's proven hull, Flight II is adaptable and can be tailored for specific mission payloads as well as command and decision requirements.
Why Flight II?
LPD Flight II is the affordable, capable, adaptable and survivable next generation amphibious ship, a suitable replacement to the Harpers Ferry and Whidbey Island classes of dock landing ships.
Affordable: Flight II offers the opportunity for uncommon affordability in a new class of ships by using the LPD 17 Class as the baseline for LX(R) or LSD replacement ships. Flight II avoids growing pains that accompany the introduction of a new ship design to save costs and shorten time to delivery.
Building on a legacy of proven equipment and systems, Flight II maintains commonality with existing fleet assets to provide added value by capitalizing on existing logistics support, crew training and knowledge base for sailors and marines.
Capable: Based upon the proven LPD 17 platform, Flight II is an adaptable, capable ship ready to perform all aspects of amphibious warfare using landing craft or air assets. It's inherent design margins enable tailoring the platform for a wide range of mission capabilities.
Survivable: Flight II builds on the investment and legacy of survivability designed into the LPD 17 class ships.