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US Marines turned a warship into an F-35 'Lightning carrier' in a test to boost US power

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The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) transits the waters of the South China Sea.

  • The Navy and the Marines loaded up an amphibious assault ship with a heavy configuration of F-35s, and experts believe it's an experiment for a new type of light carrier known as a "Lightning Carrier."
  • Lightning carriers armed with F-35s could theoretically take over operations in low-end conflicts, freeing up the "supercarriers" to focus on higher-end threats such as Russia and China.
  • These light carriers could also boost the overall firepower of the Navy carrier force.
  • "I think the Marine Corps may be realizing that this is the best use of their large amphibious assault ships," an expert said.
  • https://www.businessinsider.com/marines-test-lightning-carrier-concept-in-the-south-china-sea-2019-4
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