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The Capabilities of the USS Bataan (LHD 5)

The U.S. Navy has released a video showcasing the aviation capabilities of the USS Bataan (LHD 5). The The Bataan‘s flight deck can operate U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier IIs, CH-53E Super Stallions, MV-22 Ospreys, UH-1Y Venoms, AH-1W Super Cobra, and Navy MH-60S Seahawks. The capabilities of the Bataan, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, may soon be called into use to evacuate U.S. personnel from Libya. The Bataan has been positioned in the Mediterranean Sea in case an evacuation is ordered.


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