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Re: Surface Ships Need More Offensive Punch, Outlook
« Reply #390 on: January 03, 2019, 02:36:34 pm »
In a real war situation I can foresee a lot of scenarios where the CVN might want to dash at 30 knots and the key escort of the battlegroup should definitely be able to keep up with that when it occurs.

It concerns me that the US Navy has seemingly lost interest in the EMRG while the PLAN are going on a full publicity tour with theirs regardless of how far along it really is.
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Re: Surface Ships Need More Offensive Punch, Outlook
« Reply #391 on: January 03, 2019, 02:41:01 pm »
I believe the Navy funded EMRG at sea test preparation in the FY19 budget. At the moment there really is no ship class where this could go on. If they attempt to integrate it on the DDG-1000 it will likely take a protracted availability period to get it integrated then followed by extensive testing. This even before the ship has had its first combat deployment. It is going to be bad PR at a time when the Navy is going to go to Congress to get two new ship classes funded. It is pretty clear that the Navy is more bullish on HEL than EMRG for now. Perhaps this will change if they do well in additional testing.
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Re: Surface Ships Need More Offensive Punch, Outlook
« Reply #392 on: February 21, 2019, 08:19:17 pm »

U.S. Navy Issues RFI for Large Surface Combatant

The U.S. Navy issued its Request for Information (RFI) document for the future Large Surface Combatant (LSC). The LSC is likely to replace the ageing Ticonderoga-class of guided missile cruisers as well as possibly the older DDG 51 destroyers.

According to the RFI document, the U.S. Navy’s LSC Program will be a new acquisition program that will leverage the DDG 51 Flight III combat system while identifying and evaluating the integration of non-developmental mechanical and electrical systems into a new or modified hull design, incorporating platform flexibility and growth opportunities to meet future Fleet requirements.

The Navy intends to evaluate the following capability areas for possible integration into the initial LSC baseline:
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