The Challenge of Vertical Replenishment at Sea

04/03/2012
We have recently posted interviews with the Captain of the USNS Robert E. Peary and discussed the evolving role of supply ships in the global operations of the USN-USMC team. https://www.sldinfo.com/tak-ing-the-supply-ship-to-a-whole-other-level/ https://www.sldinfo.com/re-thinking-the-role-of-supply-ships-in-maneuver-warfare-from-the-sea/ The Challenge of Vertical Replenishment at Sea from SldInfo.com on Vimeo. We underscored the complex ballet of doing…

TAK-ING the Supply Ship to a Whole Other Level

04/02/2012
Second Line of Defense visited the USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) while it was in port in Norfolk. The ship caught our eye while we were covering Bold Alligator 2012 because of the first operational engagement of an Osprey aboard a T-AKE ship.  We will publish shortly an interview…

Re-thinking the Role of Supply Ships in Maneuver Warfare from the Sea

02/16/2012
An important development in the Libyan operation was the use of the MV-22 as the Fed Ex supply link between Naval Air Station Sigonella in Italy and the USS Kersarge. In our interview with Lt. Col. Boniface, the new role for the MV-22 was underscored. [caption id="attachment_33768" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="(Feb.…