Navy mulling BMD mission for unmanned surface vessels

By Justin Katz / July 9, 2020 at 12:51 PM
The Navy is considering tasking its new unmanned surface vessels with the ballistic missile defense mission, a move that could free up guided-missile destroyers and push the service toward the more distributed fleet it is seeking. "The Navy is currently developing fleet concept[s] of operations based on the large and medium unmanned surface vessels' initial capabilities," service spokesman Alan Baribeau told Inside Defense in a statement this week. "Though we cannot comment on the specifics of these CONOPS, the...

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