Navy's way forward on surface ship torpedo defense is unclear

By Justin Katz / March 22, 2019 at 11:48 AM
The Navy is unsure of the way forward to protect aircraft carriers from incoming torpedoes following the cancellation of an $800 million research and development program. "The Navy is evaluating current [Surface Ship Torpedo Defense] investments and studying alternative methods to address torpedo defense requirements in ways that operationally and fiscally complement the Navy's significant investments in anti-submarine warfare," Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Chambers told Inside Defense today in a written statement. China is making substantial investments in anti-ship...

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