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Re: Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom/Independence
« Reply #435 on: January 16, 2018, 02:49:12 am »
Saudi version of Freedom class LCS plus more on minehunting UUV's.  Last segment covers the Rheinmetall 35mm gun and discusses the difficulty in trying to break into existing "program of record" bureaucracy.


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Re: Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom/Independence
« Reply #436 on: March 09, 2018, 04:56:19 am »
Freedom Class derivative approved for sale to Saudi Arabia.

"The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) Ships and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $11.25 billion."

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Re: Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom/Independence
« Reply #437 on: April 10, 2018, 03:09:25 am »
Guided 57mm round.


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Re: Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom/Independence
« Reply #438 on: April 10, 2018, 01:36:42 pm »
Great find!

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Re: Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom/Independence
« Reply #439 on: April 11, 2018, 02:52:59 am »
CUSV from Textron.  This USV is slated for LCS MCM duty.

"CUSV was created in 2009 and was selected in October 2014 to carry the Navy’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System for the Littoral Combat Ship’s mine countermeasures mission (MCM) package"
https://news.usni.org/2016/01/27/textrons-cusv-in-production-as-minesweeping-vehicle-may-take-on-minehunting-soon



This other video includes a brief clip of a different trimaran design from Austal USA for SOF applications.  The clip is at the end of the video.

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Re: Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom/Independence
« Reply #440 on: April 11, 2018, 08:34:18 am »
Guided 57mm round.



Really interesting video.  I'm trying to figure out what it's doing in the short clip around 1:00.  That's obviously the steering mechanism, but are those big blobs at the top clouds of gas or actual solid material kicked out to divert the round?

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Re: Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom/Independence
« Reply #441 on: April 11, 2018, 09:49:02 am »
If you look at the 36 second mark you will see a series of splashes in the water.  I don't know if those are tied to the "blobs" that come off the round but then it leaves open to question what else could have caused the splashes.

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Re: Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom/Independence
« Reply #442 on: April 11, 2018, 11:12:02 am »
Yeah, at 1:01, there is also a line of stuff smaller headed downward from the projectile.  Interestingly, the contract announcement (upthread) talks about the round firing "four energetic bolts" for divert, but there are clearly more than four large objects (I count six) coming out in the video.

So probably it's a solid object being fired out to divert, but maybe it's evolved since the original 4-bolt design.

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Re: Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom/Independence
« Reply #443 on: April 12, 2018, 02:55:55 am »
Technical details about ALAMO guided round.


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Re: Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom/Independence
« Reply #445 on: May 17, 2018, 03:43:03 am »
Test of Hellfire deployed on LCS-5.


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Re: Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom/Independence
« Reply #446 on: May 17, 2018, 04:58:23 am »
That video a couple years back, with three Hellfires on three boats, was more impressive.  I'm wondering why they're still (pardon the expression) dicking around with this instead of having them already out there in the fleet.

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Re: Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom/Independence
« Reply #447 on: May 17, 2018, 08:37:56 am »
That video a couple years back, with three Hellfires on three boats, was more impressive.  I'm wondering why they're still (pardon the expression) dicking around with this instead of having them already out there in the fleet.
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