Navy considering alternatives to LUSV, packing amphibs, commercial designs more with long-range missiles

By Jason Sherman / April 9, 2021 at 12:31 PM
The Navy, which last fall proposed a $3.6 billion, five-year plan to launch a fleet of Large Unmanned Surface Vehicles packed with long-range missiles, is now conducting an analysis to determine if an LUSV is the most appropriate platform to add offensive punch to the surface fleet -- an assessment mandated by Congress and which the service aims to complete by October. Rear Adm. Paul Schlise, surface warfare director in the office of the chief of naval operations (N96), is...

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