Inside the Navy - April 17, 2017

Defense Department re-considering frigate design, acquisition strategy

April 14, 2017 |
Justin Doubleday
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The Pentagon is re-considering the path forward for the Navy's frigate program yet again, with officials now mulling whether to beef up the ship's anti-air warfare capabilities and open up competition to designs beyond one based on the Littoral Combat Ship. A Requirement Evaluation Team at the Pentagon is assessing whether to add a "local air defense" capability to the frigate, which would enable the ship to defend nearby vessels from incoming aircraft and missiles, according to an April 4...

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