A dialogue between industry and government is producing new mounts for the riverine cavalry.
One can make the case that the new riverine forces are waterborne counterparts to 19th-century cavalry. They are being organized and trained for lightning attack, recon, patrol, and convoy—core missions for horse soldiers in the Old West. Like their mounted predecessors, the capability of their steeds is central to success. Much attention has been devoted of late to the form those mounts will take.