The INSIDER daily digest -- Nov. 19, 2021

By Thomas Duffy / November 19, 2021 at 3:26 PM

Today’s end-of-the-week INSIDER Daily Digest begins with news on the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship, more from the Army’s Project Convergence 21 event, coverage of the Submarine League’s annual gathering, and reaction to the Russian anti-satellite test.

The Navy has figured out how to fix a serious problem on LCS ships:

Navy announces LCS combining gear fix successfully implemented and tested on LCS-21

The Navy announced Thursday that a fix to the combing gear issue that has been plaguing the Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship was successfully tested on the Littoral Combat Ship Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS-21).

The Army recently showed off some capabilities that may aid the service’s Future Vertical Lift aircraft:

Army tests FVL enablers at Project Convergence

YUMA PROVING GROUND, AZ -- The Army experimented with aerial capabilities that could work in tandem with its future manned aircraft to hunt targets and establish a tactical communications network during the Project Convergence 21 experiment.

The Navy has a dry dock problem:

Navy officials highlight the need for more dry docks to reduce submarine maintenance backlog

Navy officials want to “aggressively” engage industry to help fix the service’s dry dock shortage and optimize submarine maintenance.

Ohio-class submarines may see their maintenance plans changed:

Navy considering Ohio-class submarine maintenance options to ease Columbia transition

The Navy is weighing maintenance options for some Ohio-class submarines to ensure a smooth transition to the Columbia-class submarine, a top Navy submariner said Thursday.

Finally, Defense Department space officials reacted to the Russian ASAT test:

Space leaders highlight importance of space domain awareness following Russian ASAT test

Following Russia’s test of an anti-satellite weapon earlier this week that created more than 1,500 pieces of trackable space debris, officials from the Space Force and U.S. Space Command say space domain awareness capabilities are crucial to understanding the impact of the debris field and predicting and attributing future hostile actions.