Pentagon Tasks Navy To Look Beyond LCS At A 'Future Surface Combatant'

By Olga Belogolova, Lee Hudson / February 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM
While the Littoral Combat Ship is barely a fixture of the Navy's fleet, the service, tasked by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, is already thinking about what's next -- a future surface combatant. “We want to look at what is out there for the future of the small surface combatants beyond LCS and we want to start that now,” a senior defense official told reporters at a Pentagon budget briefing today. But the service has already begun in...

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