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What's this? new LCS for against Iran navy?

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posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 11:11 PM
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Since Iran has so many small high speed attack boats, I think LCS is more important compair anytime passed. So many boat attack cruiser would be like so many wolf attack bears. That is dangeous for US navy.

[edit on 12-4-2006 by emile]




posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 03:47 AM
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easiest way to kill small attack craft is with helicopter fired missiles, as was shown in GW1 and to a lesser extent in GW2. LCS doesnt need to be anywhere near them.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 08:32 AM
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its not an LCS. i heard it on this site a while back i think. its a new delivery vehicle for the SEAL's. its fast (40 knots i think) stealthy and can carry quite a few SEAL's plus maybe a smaller boat such as a ridgid raider.

Justin



posted on Apr, 14 2006 @ 04:09 PM
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actually, that's one of the high speed research vessels. The MK5 is the SEAL's boat.

And the LCS is designed to do just what has been suggested, by acting as a mothership for unmanned vehicles, like armed UAVs.



posted on Apr, 14 2006 @ 10:21 PM
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Thats the new DARPA SOF play thing called the Stiletto.

www.oft.osd.mil...


The All-Composite Carbon fiber craft was created to provide USSOCOM and other Distributed Naval/Maritime Forces the means to experiment with new concepts of operations and rapidly explore and insert emerging technologies. Stiletto and craft like her are not meant to replace or compete with capital ships of the line; instead they are intended to have capital potential in every networked hull.


Specs as listed on the DARPA Site:

Government Technical Reps …. . Carderock, Combatant Craft Divison (NAVSEA CCD)
Naval Architect ................................ M Ship Company, L.L.C.
Builder ................................................ Knight & Carver, L.L.C.
Length ................................................. 88.6 feet
Beam ................................................... 40.5 feet
Draft (full-load) ................................ 2.5 feet
Displacement (full-load) .............. 60 Long tons
Displacement (max) ....................... 67 Long tons
Max Speed (full-load, SS 0) ......... 50+ knots
Cruise Speed (full-load, SS 4) ..... 40 knots
Engines ............................................... 4 Caterpillar C32 engines
Drives .................................................. Arneson ASD-14 drives
Props .................................................... Rolla Surface Piercing Props
Manning ............................................. 3 crew, 12 passengers
Payload Area .................................... 1996 square feet
Payload Fraction .............................. Greater than 30%
Launch and Retrieve ...................... 11m RHIB, UUVs, UAVs
On-Station Time .............................. Greater than 8 hours
Operability ........................................ Sea state 5
Range .................................................. Greater than 500 nm at Max Speed / Full Load

Defense Tech blog ran an article too:

www.defensetech.org...

Enjoy!



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 01:00 AM
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LCS need to be outfitted with 50 cal machine guns to fend off motor boats.. or better yet 20mm cannons.

as it is now , the current LCS woefully underarmed for it's anti surface mission




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