US NAVY Eyes Pairing LUSVs with VLS Long-Range Strike Missiles

As reported by Shephardmedia.com, the US NAVY has begun a major Congress-mandated assessment to explore the efficacy of pairing a Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV) with a vertical launch system (VLS) for firing long-range strike missiles. Such analysis will shape the composition of unmanned warships in the planned USN hybrid fleet.

Thanks to CDR David Place (USN/Ret), davidplace47[at]gmail[dot]com, and Robin E. Alexander, President ATC, alexander technical[at]gmail[dot]com, for their assistance with this report, the background for which appeared in their  # 21 - 10 - 20 APRIL 2021 edition of the UNMANNED SYSTEMS NEWS (USN).

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