The U.S. Navy's Ultimate Weapon: "Mother Ship" Strikes?

January 21, 2019 Topic: Security Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: NavyMilitaryTechnologyWorldAircraft CarrierSwarm

The U.S. Navy's Ultimate Weapon: "Mother Ship" Strikes?

The future of amphibious attack may consist of thousands of disaggregated manned and unmanned small boats


While this emerging Navy strategy is, of course, intended to implement a far more effective attack strategy, it is also, by design, intended to save more lives when launching dangerous assaults into heavily-defended enemy areas.

“Amphibious landings are marked by extremely high costs and heavy casualties, and are considered among the riskiest and least desirable operations to conduct,” the Marine Corps Association essay maintains.

Kris Osborn is a Senior Fellow at The Lexington Institute.