LHA(R) will be the U.S. Navy's newest multifunctional and most versatile, amphibious assault ship

LHA(R) will be the U.S. Navy's newest multifunctional and most versatile, amphibious assault ship
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LHA(R) will be the U.S. Navy's newest multifunctional and most versatile, amphibious assault ship, incorporating enhanced aviation capabilities centered around the STOVL F-35B Joint Strike Fighter and the V-22 tilt-rotor Osprey. The LHA(R) will be a variant of the gas-turbine powered LHD 8. This longer and wider ship will provide increased aviation capability, vehicle lift, cargo magazine capacity, better survivability, increased habitability standards and greater service life margins.