A revolution is taking place in amphibious strategies, driven by budget constraints as well as by the proliferation of precision-guided, longer-range antiship weapons. One example of these changes was the cancellation earlier this year of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) development program.
The EFV was envisioned as an amphibious assault vehicle able to transport a full Marine rifle squad to shore from a naval vessel located over the horizon and 25 miles fro...
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