Littoral Combat Ship

Navy can’t build fast enough to reach 355 in time. So how will it get there?

The Navy is exploring certain ways to speed up the process of building new ships, but it’s going to have to extend the lives of ships it currently has…

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)The new USS Little Rock arrives at Buffalo harbor with a police and fireboat escort, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. The littoral combat ship will be docked on the Lake Erie waterfront until its commissioning Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thhompson)

Navy is missing opportunities with the Littoral Combat Ship

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Jerry Hendrix, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, CNAS

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Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow of Strategic Studies, CSBA

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Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.Y.)

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Lou Crenshaw, Owner, Crenshaw Consulting Associates

Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of Naval Operations, is creating a task force to draw up recommendations for alternatives to the Littoral Combat Ship. That…

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Navy rethinks plans to purchase cutting-edge warship

The ships are supposed to be able to sail in shallow water and ward off various threats from submarines to pirates.

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Navy works on unmanned, undersea vehicles

Capt. Duane Ashton, the program manager for unmanned systems in the Navy\’s program executive office for Littoral Combat Ships. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new device and how it furthers Navy\’s trend toward using more unmanned vessels.

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