Navy considering use of Freedom-class LCS as 'mothership' for unmanned platforms

By Nick Wilson / February 16, 2023 at 12:08 PM
As the Navy continues to explore alternative uses for its fleet of Littoral Combat Ships, it's evaluating the class' potential to serve as "motherships" for a variety of future unmanned systems. The Navy is conducting a study analyzing existing platforms that could be repurposed for this mission, with the “current phase” of the study expected to conclude before year’s end, according to a letter from Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro. The Feb. 1 letter was sent to House Armed Services...

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