LPD Flight IIA is the one ship that can be made to meet multiple missions:
Amphibious Warfare: Flight IIA is an affordable, capable, survivable next generation amphibious ship variant of the amphibious transport dock LPD 17; a suitable replacement to perform the amphibious warfare missions of the Harpers Ferry and Whidbey Island classes. Equipped for support of missions requiring deployment of Marines and their equipment from the air and from the sea, Flight IIA provides communications, logistic and medical support required for sustained operations and the right balance of C4I, C2 and helo maintenance and support to carry out stand alone missions anywhere in the world.
Ballistic Missile Defense: Flight IIA can be tailored to perform ballistic missile defense missions with the capacity for powerful radars, mission magazines, and command and control systems.
Joint Command and Control: A Command and Control ship, based on the Flight IIA design can provide an effective and efficient approach to recapitalizing current aging assets. The flexibility and margin inherent in the design coupled with available internal volume provide ample space for fitting out with services required for sustained Joint Command and Control of theater operations.
Humanitarian Operations: Amphibious warships are naturally configured to lead disaster and humanitarian missions. Communications Systems together with Air and Sea Lift assets and stores inherent in the Flight IIA are available for instant response providing rapid relief and medical services.
Hospital Ship: Flight IIA retains the necessary medical capability for the amphibious warfare mission. A Hospital Ship built from Flight IIA benefits from the flexibility and inherent margin which allows the platform to be tailored to provide a full range of services and enhanced medical capabilities.