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Camp Patriot, Kuwait -- Sealift vehicles belonging to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army sit together pier side under the watchful eye of both the U.S. and Kuwaiti harbor patrol.  From left, the Navy's Joint Venture (HSV-X1) and the Army's Spearhead (TSV-1X) are high-speed catamarans designed and built by Australian shipbuilders.  The joint-service vessel design was coordinated by the Navy's Warfare Development Command in close partnership with elements of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.  The vessel's impressive speed can move troops and equipment into a theater of operations quicker than currently used military transport vehicles.  The ability to carry such loads is a considerable savings in both time and money when compared to using military and commercial aircraft.  Operation Enduring Freedom is the first time the craft have been deployed together in support of military operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Joseph Krypel.  (RELEASED)

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Journalist 1st Class Joseph Krypel
Caption Writer
LCDR Paul Jensen, Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Army
Primary Equipment
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USS Joint Venture (HSV-X1)
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