The MPF concept provides for rapid deployment of personnel and equipment of a Marine
Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), by aircraft, to link up with prepositioned equipment
and supplies embarked aboard forward deployed Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS).
- MPS have no inherent forcible entry capability; however, they can reinforce amphibious
- Prepositioning equipment and supplies reduces strategic lift requirements.
- Reduces force deployment time and provides an immediate, creditable force in time
- Requires an airfield for air delivery of MAGTF personnel in close proximity to a
benign port and/or beach for offload of equipment.