The prototype Navy Laser Weapons System (LaWS) is being fitted to the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport and docking ship that is due to become operational this year and take up station off Iran during 2014.
What does LPA stand for?
LPA stands for Amphibious Transport (US Navy ship type)
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- La Prensa Asociada (Spanish: The Associated Press)
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On February 10, 2013, the US Navy completed its first successful test flight of the STUAS system at sea from the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.
Formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD), Ponce was recently converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding US Central Command request for an Afloat Forward Staging Base to be forward deployed here.
The old ship being used for the floating base is the USS Ponce, a 41-year-old amphibious transport docking ship named after a city in Puerto Rico.
The USS Ponce, a 1970s-era amphibious transport ship, is undergoing an overhaul to support naval forces in the Middle East, said Admiral John Harvey, US Fleet Forces command chief, told reporters Tuesday.
On Thursday, Washington announced the deployment of a marine unit and amphibious transport dock ships to the Gulf.
According to videos released by the military, the incidents in one of the world's most important oil routes occurred last week and involved the USS New Orleans, an amphibious transport dock, and the Coast Guard Cutter Adak.
Some 7/5 tones from the destroyed World Trade Center were used in the construction of the amphibious transport ship.