Considering the advantages of such a capability, but also the expectations that in the future it is more likely that smaller, for instance company-sized, units will be deployedfor SOF/SOC operations, all large surface units would preferably have such an inherent amphibious capability. Combining the earlier mentioned BMD-platform with an amphibious ship design, a so-called crossover, provides an interesting angle to approach the challenge of the future replacement programs of present amphibious capability and all high-end warfare frigates. Especially considering the RNLMC is able to field six special operations capable raiding squadrons, which can operate independently, support SOF-operations, andoperate together as battalions. Independent crossover frigates can have a significantflexibility to execute the tasks within the three naval roles and the adaptability to operate in low-intensity and high-intensity environments. Subsequently, a number of crossovers operating together are able to create a potent flexible navy/marine expeditionary task group on a European level.