Inside the Navy - August 06, 2018

DOD IG: Navy prematurely declared IOC on three LCS MCM mission packages

By Justin Katz  
August 3, 2018 at 3:34 PM
The Navy prematurely declared initial operational capability for three Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasure mission packages, according to a government watchdog. The Defense Department inspector general found the Navy's Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS), Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) and the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block I were declared IOC "prior to demonstrating that the systems were effective and suitable for their intended operational uses," the IG's July 25 report said. That occurred because the Navy's expeditionary...

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