Discussion in 'Naval Warfare' started by W.G.Ewald, Jan 22, 2012.
More good pictures at link.
Fantastic piece of kit Ewald. But don't you think its a smidge overpriced? I mean you could buy a decent destroyer for that kind of money. And its a bit under armed as well. Thoughts bro?
What can I say? Your defense budget % of GDP is half that of US.
True, but as Robert Gates said, the time of "endless money" in the pentagon is over. And with hundreds of billions in defence cuts, the LCS should sleep with one eye open. *wink*
With that heli deck it can land a Harrier..
These modern ships do not have the majesty of the old ones!
umm.. didn't they just fire the project manager of LCS... for the SECOND time!
Bring back the Iowa class, I say.
Iowa class battleship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I like yamato class of its time, She was the largest and biggest of Battleship on the earth..
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LCS can spring leaks really well...
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I have been aboard the USS North Carolina, now a museum in Wilmington, NC. I sat in the Captain's chair on the bridge and felt majestic for a moment.
There are bilge pumps for that.
Overpriced rust buckets is what my USN buddies call them.
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U.S. Navy's LCS Remote
The remote minehunting system (RMS) successfully completed developmental testing, Dec. 9. The objective of the developmental testing (DT) was to demonstrate that the RMS met reliability, suitability and effectiveness requirements. Preliminary analyses of the results indicate that the RMS operated as expected and the test objectives were achieved.
GULF OF MEXICO (Jan. 7, 2012) The Remote Minehunting System (RMS) and an AN/AQS-20 mine hunting sonar are brought aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) during developmental testing of the mine warfare mission module package. (U.S. Navy photo by Ron Newsome/Released)
"This at-sea test milestone validates the success of our RMS reliability growth program," said Steve Lose, program manager for the RMS. "The system's performance during the DT gives me confidence we are ready to proceed to the operational assessment phase." The RMS consists of the remote multi-mission vehicle (RMMV) and the towed AN/AQS-20A variable depth sonar. The system's purpose is to provide detection, classification, and localization of bottom, close-tethered, and volume mines in a single pass, as well as provide identification of bottom mines. The RMS will be deployed on the littoral combat ship (LCS) as a component of the LCS mine countermeasures (MCM) mission package (MP). With the RMS, the Navy will be able to keep its ships out of the minefield while conducting mine-hunting operations.
Read more here-
U.S. Navy's LCS Remote Minehunting System Completes Developmental Testing
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