The U.S. Army Is Gutting Its Navy Services Fleet

A US Army Logistics Support Vessel prepares to move tanks and other vehicles ashore after taking them on board from the larger USNS Pollux in the Port of Pusan in South Korea in 1998. DOD

Warzone/The Drive: You Can Buy One Of The Army’s Most Capable Ships As The Service Guts Its Naval Fleets

The decision to sell two of these Logistics Support Vessels, along with dozens of landing craft and tugs, might be one the Army comes to regret.

The U.S. government is auctioning off the former USAV SSGT Robert T. Kuroda, one of the eight General Frank S. Besson-class Logistics Support Vessels, or LSVs, which V.T. Halter Marine built for the U.S. Army between the 1980s and the early 2000s. The General Services Administration says it expects to sell off another LSV, along with dozens of other landing craft, tugs, and other Army maritime assets by the end of 2020. This is in line with reports earlier this year that the service has decided to gut its already unappreciated maritime capabilities, which could easily prove to be short-sighted given the value of these vessels, especially with regards to a potential conflict and the Pacific region.

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WNU Editor: This makes no sense.

Source : War News Updates

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