Navy plans to put Naval Strike Missiles on all remaining Littoral Combat Ships by FY-32

By Nick Wilson / September 28, 2023 at 2:43 PM
The Navy plans to outfit all of its Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships with the Naval Strike Missile by fiscal year 2026, and all Freedom-variant ships by FY-32, a Navy spokesperson told Inside Defense. Previously known as the over-the-horizon missile, the NSM is an anti-surface cruise missile with a range of up to 300 nautical miles, intended to provide enhanced strike capability for the LCS fleet and future Constellation-class frigates. Although the first LCS armed with NSM -- the trimaran-hulled...

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