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MLP  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: 8
Unitary Cost: USD$372 million
Also Known As: ESB, Expeditionary Sea Base, Mobile Landing Platform, Montford Point, MPF(F) and MPF-F
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Dynamics NASSCO
Parent System: MLP
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: 8
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Description: The Maritime Preposition Force, MPF(F) ship is intended to support Department of Defense sea-basing concept. These ships will enable US military forces to deploy anywhere worldwide providing logistics support. The first MPF(F) construction would commence in fiscal year 2005 and would be commissioned in the 2012-2015 timeframe. The ship is also known as the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP). The sea-basing concept emerged during Iraqi Freedom operation when Turkey denied to grant access to Iraq through its border to US forces. Due to political reasons, the United States is reducing its overseas bases and the MPF(F) would try to fill the gap.

The third MLP was the first ship of the class to be configured as an Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB), adding a flight deck, berthing, fuel storage, equipment storage, repair spaces, and accommodations for up to 250 personnel. The ship is capable of supporting missions including counter-piracy operations, maritime security operations, humanitarian aid and disaster relief missions and Marine Corps crisis response.

MLP Specifications

Crew: 250
Area
Wing Area: 52,000 square foot (4,831 square meter)
Dimensions
Beam: 50 meter (164 foot)
Draft: 12 meter (39.4 foot)
Length: 233 meter (764 foot)
Weight
Standard Displacement: 60,000 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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MLP News

There are 7 news between
6 Feb 2006 and 14 Oct 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015General Dynamics NASSCO Begins Construction on Second Expeditionary Base Mobile Ship
Monday, December 22, 2014US Navy Awards General Dynamics Contract for Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Base
Wednesday, March 12, 2014US Navy Awards Design and Construction Contract for MLP 3 Afloat Forward Staging Base
Tuesday, May 31, 2011General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded Contract to Build First Two Mobile Landing Platforms
Tuesday, February 17, 2009NASSCO Awarded Design Contract for Mobile Landing Platform Ship
Saturday, October 21, 2006US Navy Conducts Mobile Landing Platform Demonstration
Monday, February 6, 2006US Navy QDR Highlights

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United States of America8
YearHoldings
20173
20162
20151

Grand Total 81
 

MLP Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
ESD 1 USNS Montford Point2 Mar 20132015-
ESD 2 USNS John Glenn1 Feb 20142016-
ESB 1 USNS Lewis B. Puller7 Feb 20152017-
ESB 2 USNS Hershel Woody Williams2 Aug 20162018-
ESB 3 -2019-
MLP 6 -2020-
MLP 7 -2021-
MLP 8 -2022-

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