The amphibious assault ship LHA 7 Tripoli – the first replacement ship of its class to be delivered fully ready to integrate the entire future air combat element of the Marine Corps, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter – passed a major milestone this month with the official keel laying at the Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard. Like the recently delivered LHA 6 America, LHA 7 incorporates key components to provide the fleet with a more aviation-centric ...


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