Military Capabilities

LCS meets milestones, operational needs

28 November 2017

The US Navy (USN) fleet of littoral combat ships (LCSs) is proving its combat worth in operational theatre and meeting milestones for testing and module deployment, according to a talking-point paper updated this month by the LCS Programme Executive Office.

“SE [Southeast] Asia deployments show value of LCS to sea control/distributed lethality,” according to the paper, viewed by Jane's .

“When we really use LCS to its full potential, we use it like a ninja warrior,” the paper quoted Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, Commander of Task Force 73, as saying in August. “It sneaks in from the shadows, it attacks from the shadows, and then it disappears.

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