Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)


dtulsa

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Another picture taken from the naval news website which has a better angle on the NSM installation.

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It seems from the picture that there is sufficient spacing at least for 6 cell VLS - weight issue aside. This would provide the LCS credible AAW capability given the prospective threat of operating in China's backyard. .
On the Independence class the space between the gun and missile rack is reserved for hellfire launchers as jura and several of us through the years have waid the lack of VLS on LCS is appalling
 
On the Independence class the space between the gun and missile rack is reserved for hellfire launchers as jura and several of us through the years have waid the lack of VLS on LCS is appalling
well I did my homework Jan 17, 2019
also would like to preserve here the look at an Independence-variant bow from
Apr 11, 2017
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I leave out the question of how many Mk41 eight-cell modules (about 6.7 meters long, don't know how wide, but not much) might fit in that space and how,
as it's irrelevant
 

dtulsa

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Its my understanding and indeed Jura among others have posted various versions of the Independence class and almost if not all of them have a mk41 located further aft close to the SeaRam location and also in the FFGX proposal Independence class have them actually aft of the hanger
 

XavNN

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Lockheed, Fincantieri Started Construction of 14th Freedom-class LCS
Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine marked the beginning of construction on Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 27, the future USS Nantucket, with a ceremony in Marinette.
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XavNN

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Some LCS starting operational deployment (at last)

U.S Navy LCS USS Detroit Set Sails for Maiden Deployment

The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) departed its homeport of Mayport, Florida, for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility on its maiden deployment Oct. 31.
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USS Detroit is the fourth Freedom-class LCS built by Lockheed Martin at Fincantieri’s Marinette Marine shipyard. It is the first LCS to deploy with the Longbow Hellfire missile as part of its Surface to Surface Mission Module.
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Here ya' go. slowly but surely.

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thanks for sharing that bunk like
"Plan to conduct MCM MP developmental/operational testing in FY21 and achieve IOC in FY22" (slide #6) now,
while inside the USNI News four+ years ago May 16, 2015
news of the USN LCS mine-sweeping ("which I tried to cover here"
https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/littoral-combat-ships-lcs.t3993/page-75#post-336653
SASC Cuts LCS Mine Countermeasures Funding Citing Concerns About Upcoming IOT&E

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... Program Executive Officer for LCS Rear Adm. Brian Antonio ...
Overall, though, he was optimistic about achieving IOC by the end of September.

“We’ve proven that the systems work,” he said.
“Will we have issues every now and then? Yes we will. Some of these systems have been in development a long time, it’s time to bring them together and do the end-to-end run and prove them out.”



the USN kidding itself really

EDIT by the way Friday at 8:14 AM
Oct 17, 2019
now
Midshipmen finally get a Satanic Temple room
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(didn't read below the first two sentences, prayed instead)
 
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