Inside the Navy - December 4, 2017

Marines may pursue anti-ship missile for coastal defense mission

By Lee Hudson  
December 1, 2017 at 3:11 PM
The Marine Corps may pursue an anti-ship missile capability to support coastal defense, which is a mission the Navy monopolizes, according to service officials. The distinction between the potential Marine Corps role and the Navy's responsibilities are the Marines would have a ground-launched anti-ship missile, while the Navy would counteract ship fire with an over-the-horizon missile from a vessel, Joe McPherson, deputy program manager for fire support at Marine Corps Systems Command, told Inside the Navy during a Nov. 7...

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