House panel asks Navy to assess minehunting capabilities on ESB platforms

By Audrey Decker / July 29, 2021 at 2:05 PM
A House panel is asking the Navy to look at putting mine countermeasures on its Expeditionary Sea Base platforms. In its mark of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee argues that ESB platforms can successfully deploy minehunting capabilities. “The committee recognizes that the ESB has command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) spaces that could provide mission planning and execution of MCM operations,” the subcommittee states in the mark. While...

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