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Post subject: USN Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)Posted: September 6th, 2019, 2:31 pm
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Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future) was a USN/USMC project initiated in the early 2000s to design and create Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron (MPSRON) capable of delivering a Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB). The MEB is comprised of a Command Element, Combat Ground Element, and Air Combat Element. MEB will be delivered to shore objectives via a combination of airlifts and sealifts.

Notional MPSRONs evaluated are both Distributed Capability Ships (all identical and perform multiple missions) and Family of Ships (multiple types of specialized ships).

Further information can be found at https://www.globalsecurity.org/military ... /mpf-f.htm.


Marine Expeditionary Brigade (2015 Baseline)

Command Element (CE)
Marine Headquarters Group (Det.)
Intelligence Battalion (Det.)
Communications Battalion (Det.)
Radio Battalion (Det.)

Ground Combat Element (GCE)
Regiment HQ
3 x Infantry Battalions
3 x LW155 Batteries
1 x HIMARS Battery
2 x Tank Companies
2 x AAAV Companies
2 x LAR Companies
2 x Combat Engineer Companies

Air Combat Element (ACE)
48 x MV-22B
20 x CH-53E
18 x AH-1Z
9 x UH-1Y
30 x F-35B
10 x MH-60S (USN SAR)


Ships included in this post were presented to USN Naval Air Systems Command in the 2000's and are based on general arrangement drawings, in either CAD form or in presentations. As many designs existed as outer mould lines and basic compartment & access drawings, external details and outfitting were added to provide an appearance similar to other ships of the same type.



Spiral I - Legacy MPSRON Capability

Ships in Study 1 embark the MEB CE and GCE, but not the ACE.

Unmodified LMSR - T-AKR 300
Study 1.1 (5 per squadron)
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Clean Sheet LMSR Design
Study 1.2 (5 per squadron)
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Modified T-AKR 300 Class
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Modified T-AKR 310 Class
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Clean Sheet LMSR(X)
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Spiral I - Distributed Capability

All ships in the MPSRON will be identical (Quantities in parentheses).

Clean Sheet Distributed Capability - RW/TR and FW Operations
Study 3.1.1 (6 per squadron)
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Clean Sheet Distributed Capability - RW/TR Operations
Study 3.1.2 (6 per squadron)
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Modified LMSR - RW/TR Operations (Flight Deck Aft)
Study 3.1.3 FDA (7 per squadron)
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Modified LMSR - RW/TR Operations (Flight Deck Forward)
Study 3.1.3 FDF (7 per squadron)
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Spiral I - Family of Ships

MPSRON will consist of multiple types of specialized ships (Quantities in parentheses).

Full Aviation Operations
Study 3.2.1 (3 per squadron)
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Logistics Ship
Study 3.2.2 (2 per squadron)
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Roll On/Roll Off Cargo Ship
Study 3.2.3 (4 per squadron)
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JSF Support Ship
Study 4.4
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Spiral II - Distributed Capability

All ships in the MPSRON will be identical (Quantities in parentheses).

Unconstrained Full Air Operations (5.1.2 RW only)
Study 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 (6 per squadron)
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Clean Sheet Constrained Distributed Capability - RW/TR Only
Study 5.1.3 (8 plus JSF support ship)
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Constrained Distributed Capability - RW/TR Only
Study 5.1.3A/B (9 plus JSF support ship)
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Constrained Distributed Capability - RW/TR and FW
Study 5.1.4 (8 per squadron)
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Spiral II - Family of Ships

MPSRON will consist of multiple types of specialized ships (Quantities in parentheses).

Spiral II Family of Ships Option 1 will consist of the following:
3 Full Air Operations Ships
2 Logistics Ships
3 Roll On/Roll Off Cargo Ships
3 Mobile Landing Platforms

Full Air Operations
Study 5.2.1
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RW/TR Air Operations
Study 5.2.1A
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RW/TR Air Operations - Reduced Size
Study 5.2.1B
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Logistics Ship - Modified T-AKE
Study 5.2.2
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Roll On/Roll Off Cargo Ship
Study 5.2.3
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Spiral II Family of Ships Option 2 will consist of the following:
3 Full Air Operations Ships
3 Mobile Landing Platforms
X Logistics and Roll On/Roll Off Cargo Ships (Quantities in parentheses)

Unconstrained Logistics and Roll On/Roll Off Cargo Ship
Study 5.2.4 (4 per squadron)
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Constrained Logistics and Roll On/Roll Off Cargo Ship
Study 5.2.5 (7 per squadron)
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Constrained Logistics and Roll On/Roll Off Cargo Ship
Study 5.2.6 (6 per squadron)
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Unconstrained Logistics and Roll On/Roll Off Cargo Ship
Study 5.2.6A (6 per squadron)
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Constrained Logistics and Roll On/Roll Off Cargo Ship - Reduced Size
Study 5.2.6B (8 per squadron)
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JHSS/RSLS

JHSS/RSLS are utilized to transport MEB ACE aircraft from CONUS to MPSRON. MV-22B and CH-53E can self deploy using internal aux. fuel tanks and mid-air refueling.

Joint High Speed Sealift
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Rapid Strategic Lift Ship (Hangar/Open Deck)
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Rapid Strategic Lift Ship (Open Deck)
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Mobile Landing Platform

Indicative Design 1
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Indicative Design 2
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Indicative Design 3
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NASSCO Design
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Afloat Forward Staging Base
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Post subject: Re: USN Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)Posted: September 7th, 2019, 8:36 pm
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This is an exceptionally impressive addition to the 'bucket. Thank you for the time you have put into it, and for sharing it with us.

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Post subject: Re: USN Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)Posted: September 7th, 2019, 10:09 pm
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Excellent work! Very comprehensive set of well made drawings. One question (and with my excuses if this is not the correct place for making it), may I ask if vessels of this force are civilian manned or if the crew is from the US Navy? Cheers and thanks!


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Post subject: Re: USN Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)Posted: September 7th, 2019, 10:28 pm
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They would have been civilian crewed for the operations of the ship, but obviously lots of military onboard.

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Post subject: Re: USN Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)Posted: September 7th, 2019, 10:35 pm
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Thanks Timothy. This was fun for me. All these designs got floated around, and then the project got cancelled due to cost. There's some CGI renderings, but not for all of them. It was cool to see what they might have looked like.

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Post subject: Re: USN Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)Posted: September 8th, 2019, 6:54 am
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Each drawing is here, it's hard work. Work with schemes, hundreds of photos. What you presented here is nothing more than a chaotic set of pixels :?

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Post subject: Re: USN Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)Posted: September 8th, 2019, 1:05 pm
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Ro-Po, I disagree, my friend. Those ships were scaled from AutoCAD general arrangement drawings. I don't need "hundreds of photographs" to guess the size and location of something when I know with 100% certainty how large something is and how many pixels aft of the bow it is.

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Post subject: Re: USN Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)Posted: September 12th, 2019, 9:43 am
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A lot of work. I am a fan of MPF for years. Nice to see here condensed this huge amount of different and partly bizarre types of ships. Keep up the good work! (BTW, basic data like length, width or displacement/GRT would be very welcomed - if, of course, available after all)


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Post subject: Re: USN Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)Posted: September 12th, 2019, 5:20 pm
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Thanks. I don't think I have the leading particulars for all the ship's. I think I'll do that as time permits.

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