美海军“的黎波里”号两栖直升机登陆舰完成船厂试航(英文)

据DefenseWorld2019年7月23日报道,美国最大的舰船商―亨廷顿英格尔斯工业公司22日宣布,由该公司建造的第二艘美利坚级两栖攻击舰,即“的黎波里”号直升机登陆舰(LHA7)经过4天墨西哥海上测试,完成了船厂试航阶段。美利坚级两栖攻击舰是美国海军远征打击群或远征两栖戒备群的旗舰平台,旨在作为海上快速、机动、远洋打击或登陆(岛)投送平台,舰载大量直升机、V22倾转旋翼运输机以及F35C舰载第四代战斗机,是海军陆战队的前沿快速突击作战的核心主战装备。

July 23, 2019
USS Tripoli (LHA 7)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)’s newly built “Tripoli” amphibious assault ship (LHA 7) has completed builder’s trials, the company announced Monday.

The second ship in the America-class spent four days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, testing the ship’s main propulsion, combat and other systems before returning to HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division.

USS America (LHA 6) is the first ship of this class. The third ship Bougainville (LHA 8) is currently under construction at the HII shipyard.

The mission of the USS America is to act as the flagship of an expeditionary strike group or amphibious ready group, carrying part of a Marine expeditionary unit into battle and putting them ashore with helicopters and V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, supported by F-35B Lightning II aircraft and helicopter gunships.

The USS Tripoli is designed for survivability with increased aviation capacity, including an enlarged hangar deck, realignment and expansion of the aviation maintenance facilities, increase in available stowage for parts and support equipment, and increased aviation fuel capacity.