Defence Secretary Reveals Future Assault Ship Plan

February 11, 2019 – Commandos of the future could be sent into battle from a new class of assault ships under plans being considered by the Naval Service.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson today announced investment in a concept and development phase for the vessels – called littoral strike ships.

It represents part of the Navy’s vision for the future of amphibious warfare, alongside plans for the future of the Royal Marines.
These ships would form the backbone of a littoral strike group, a scalable force made up of different elements of the fleet and the future commando force.