New future surface combatant fleet analysis validates contribution of medium, large USVs to fight

By Jason Sherman / January 22, 2020 at 1:46 PM
The Navy is expected to finalize next month a major new analysis of its future surface combatant fleet that recommends how many medium- and large-displacement unmanned surface vehicles to fold into fighting formations with destroyers, cruisers, Littoral Combat Ships and frigates. The findings are expected to influence force structure decisions in fiscal year 2021 as well as budget and shipbuilding plans beginning in FY-22. The Future Surface Combatant Force analysis of alternatives, a 16-month effort, will provide a key input...

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