Keeping our military safe takes a ship as formidable as the LPD 17 San Antonio class of amphibious warships.
The brave sailors and Marines who protect our nation's security deserve nothing less than a ship that is capable, adaptable, flexible and reliable. Most importantly, they deserve to serve on ships that can take them into harm's way and bring them safely home. They deserve a class of warships as able as LPD 17.
LPD 17, the able class
RELIABLE. Proven warfighter designed to operate independently or as part of an Amphibious Readiness Group
CAPABLE. Substantial payload of tanks, helicopters, Ospreys, hovercraft and support equipment
ADAPTABLE. Multi-disciplinary role for amphibious, air, land and sea around the world with little or no additional fleet support
SURVIVABLE. Strong hull with multi-layered protection systems reduces vulnerability to assault to bring our sailors and Marines home safely
AFFORDABLE. Keeps a hot production line and stable vendor base maximizing efficiency, resulting in reduced costs