January 09 2015
The Defense Dept.'s head of weapons testing says the planned upgraded design for the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ships will not be significantly less vulnerable to battle damage, reports Bloomberg News.
"Notwithstanding reductions to its susceptibility" compared with the design of the first 32 littoral ships, "the minor modifications to the LCS will not yield a ship that is significantly more survivable," said a statement by Michael Gilmore, the director of operational...
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