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    Merry Christmas to you, too,
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    3D printing may be the future in Navy warship construction https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...y-be-the-future-in-navy-warship-construction/
     
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    Not surprising additive manufacturing is making inroads in aviation and ground forces to.
    I suspect that in the next decade it might be that large assemblies are "Printed" and then mated as opposed to welding.
    There has been conjecture that the Rq170 The Iranians captured was made using 3D printing. Equipment like ballistic plates and even some weapons have been printed by the army and it's likely that more and more ground vehicles will be made using this.
     
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    Dec 12, 2018 but
    Here’s the first look at the Sikorsky-Boeing Defiant helicopter https://www.defensenews.com/land/20...ok-at-the-sikorsky-boeing-defiant-helicopter/
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    now (dated 21 December 2018)
    Raytheon secures US Navy’s $114.06m AN/SPY-6(V) contract https://www.naval-technology.com/news/raytheon-secures-us-navys-114-06m-an-spy-6v-contract/
    now recalled sometime in 2001 on the way from or to Logan Airport in a limo we had stopped in Marlborough, MA; the name sounded cool to me, but I saw nothing remarkable there LOL
     
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    The U.S. Navy’s surface fleet: Here’s what’s ahead in 2019 https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2018/12/26/the-us-navys-surface-fleet-heres-whats-ahead-in-2019/
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    Robot Wars
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    I got Warned once in 2018

    Large Surface Combatant

    as vague as it gets, I guess:
     
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    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump make surprise visit to Iraq

    Updated 3:15 PM ET, Wed December 26, 2018 https://us.cnn.com/2018/12/26/politics/donald-trump-iraq-visit/index.html

     
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    Well, I would like to see them STOP buying more LCS and START building the FF as the inmterim to the FFG(X).

    I for one was glad to see the choice of the NSM, with Raytheon and Kongsberg. That is one GREAT missile, and as I understand it, the upgrades built into the JSM (Joiont Strike Missile) that the F-35As and Cs will be getting will also b able to be retrofitted into the NSM. This gives the Uparmed LCS and the FFs a GREAT weapon for either Anti-shipping, or land attack.

    I am looking forward to that.

    With each LCS carrying eight of the NSM, and with the Hellfire missiles, the 30mm cannons, and the Sea-RAMs, these ships will be decently armed ...finally!

    They should add 16 VLS into the FF, and they should expand the new FFG(x) to its full potential of 32 VLS.

    I believe the FFG(X) should get the LRASM for its VLS, using at least four cells for that, and then adding the eight NSM in their quad launchers as well. That would be twelve great ASMs for those FFG(X) vessels...leaving another 20 cells for anti-air and even VL-ASROC.

    I have a freind who does GREAT job at 3D printing on Shapeways who has now made quad cannister NSM launchers which I will retrofit ont all of my 1/350 scale uparmed LCS and onto my twp 1/350 FFG(X) vessels as well.

    I believe using two sextuple launchers for the NSM on the LPDs and on the LSD(x) which will use th San Antonio hull form would also be GREAT! 12 of those missiles would allow for great land support, as well as anti-shipping if needed...and they ought to pout the 16 cell Mk-41 VLS that the ships were designed to have room for as well.

    Anyhow, here's how the uparmed LCS will look with the NSM:

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    So, in essence, the 38 LCS will have some decent weaponry now, and then add to that 20 some odd FFs, and then another 28 or so tru FFG(X)s.

    That will be close to eighty frigates for the US Navy. There will be close to 100 Burkes before it is all said and done too.

    Now we HAVE to get serious about the CG(X), which I hope uses the Zumwal hull form, but with 12--160 VLS, one decen large bore Rial gun, two smaller CIWS rail guns, two Laswe CIWS, and then two Sea-RAMs. Add at least four small bore 30mm guns, and you will have a ship capable of carrying a dual ban, larger AEGIS capable radar as the principle cruiser coordinating the defense of each CSG and each ARG.


    All good news.

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    Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) Today at 10:28 AM
    I ask you if what you've described is good news, really, Jeff?

    the first LCS has been in commission for ten years and you're praising what? awarding a contract for AShMs NOW?!
     
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