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More missile-equipped LCS deployments being considered

19 October 2017

While the US Navy (USN) continues to deliberate on awarding any contract to buy an over-the-horizon (OTH) missile for its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet, the service is considering deploying missile-armed LCSs similar to the USS Coronado (LCS 4), which features a Boeing Harpoon and missile-launcher, Captain Tom Workman, the LCS implementation team leader, told Jane’s .

“All things are under consideration,” Capt Workman said. “We can’t look anyone in the eye and say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ – these are available assets open to combatant commander if so desired.”

Right now, he said, the Harpoon system is unique for LCS 4.

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