Navy studying installation of Vertical Launch Systems on amphibs

By Justin Doubleday / February 3, 2017 at 4:10 PM
The Navy is studying the cost of installing Vertical Launch Systems on its San Antonio-class amphibious transport docks, according to the head of expeditionary warfare. The San Antonio-class (LPD-17) ships were initially designed with space for a 16-cell VLS, but the Navy ultimately decided to forgo including the system to cut costs on the program. Maj. Gen. Christopher Owens, the Navy's director of expeditionary warfare in the office of the chief of naval operations (N95), however, said the service is...

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