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The US Navy’s new ship-killer missile slated to make its fleet debut much sooner than expected



PARIS – The U.S. Navy is pushing to deploy its
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by late next year, months ahead of its original target date, according to industry executives familiar with the initiative.

The service selected Kongsberg and Raytheon’s Naval Strike Missile as its first new anti-ship missile in decades earlier this year for it littoral combat ship over-the-horizon missile, giving the LCS much-needed teeth as
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. With the first major deployments of the ships in years planned for 2019, the surface Navy is in a full-court press to accelerate and integrate the new missile on the ship, months ahead of its original target date.

“In that initial over-the-horizon award for LCS, the installation timeline was on a two-year delivery cycle,” said Octavio Babuca, who works on business development for NSM, during an interview at the Euronaval naval trade show in Paris. “But we are now working with the Navy to support an accelerated timeline to the deploying to littoral combat ships. That is mid-to-late 2019 time window.”

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US National Guard buys 740 new M1152A1 Humvees from AM General

AM General has received an order to provide 740 new M1152A1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) to the U.S. Army National Guard as a part of their modernization initiatives valued at $89 million. The M1152A1 is the single cab with open cargo area HMMWV variant that is enhanced with Integrated Armor Protection and can serve as a troop or cargo transport vehicle. Delivery of the new M1152A1 HMMWVs will begin in the second quarter of 2019.



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Jura

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I correctly recalled that author to be the LCS game-changers' supporter

(now looked up
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starting with "The LCS is bringing needed numbers — and following the paths of very successful ship classes.")

so no wonder he's delusional:
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October 25, 2018
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Jura

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So if I may ask First Lord of the Armchair Admrialty Horatio Nelson Jura, what exactly did Dr/Captain(ret) Jerry Hendrix get wrong?
LOL but I don't respond if asked in a condescending tone

oh only now noticed what you took out of 54 minutes ago
it's, quote, I correctly recalled that author to be the LCS game-changers' supporter

(now looked up
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starting with "The LCS is bringing needed numbers — and following the paths of very successful ship classes."), endquote
 

TerraN_EmpirE

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(Link to a pod cast interview with him from 2 years ago.)

Numbers are a major factor he's not wrong on that. Capabilities are good but numbers can be a a capability of its own.
Every US Navy class has had problems when brand new. That's not limited to the LCS or Ford or Zimwalt. The Ticos have massive top heavy structures, the Enterprise and Nimitz had reactor issues. The Perry class was virtually blind. Every one of those classes had to take time and iron out it's issues.
 

Jura

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(Link to a pod cast interview with him from 2 years ago.)

Numbers are a major factor he's not wrong on that. Capabilities are good but numbers can be a a capability of its own.
Every US Navy class has had problems when brand new. That's not limited to the LCS or Ford or Zimwalt. The Ticos have massive top heavy structures, the Enterprise and Nimitz had reactor issues. The Perry class was virtually blind. Every one of those classes had to take time and iron out it's issues.
LOL keep listening to Analysts selling "growing pains" to you, I'm telling you the LCS Program is botched

some craft would have to founder before you'd get suspicious (not sure here)
 

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Raytheon's RAM Block 2 launcher delivered to Mexican Navy



Raytheon Company has delivered a RAM launcher to the Mexican government as part of the long-range off-shore patrol vessel (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance, or POLA) program, marking the first delivery of a RAM product to a Latin American country, the US company announced on October 22, 2018.

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