Navy study on 'Common Adaptable Small Ship' expected in November

By Justin Katz  
October 1, 2018 at 12:16 PM

The Navy is studying the requirements for deploying various payloads on commercial ships and anticipates that study will conclude in November, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

The Common Adaptable Small Ship requirements evaluation team aims to "understand the requirements for a wide array of existing payloads and how those payloads could best be employed from a commercial or military ship or group of ships," Lt. Lauren Chatmas told Inside the Navy in an Oct. 1 statement.

RETs are a cross-functional team composed of acquisition, requirements, naval architecture and fleet personnel that "perform an assessment of the capabilities required" for a given platform, ITN previously reported.

The service previously stood up and concluded RETs for the Navy's new frigate, FFG(X), and the Zumwalt-class destroyer, DDG-1000.