C4iSR: Maritime

LCS mission package development inches ahead

16 January 2018

The US Navy (USN) is ready to begin testing and fielding modular mission packages for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) programme – modular systems enable each LCS to be quickly configured for specific tasks, according to an official.

Captain Ted Zobel, programme manager for the LCS Mission Module programme, said at the annual Surface Navy Association conference on 11 January, in Arlington, Virginia, that development work had progressed in 2017 despite earlier concerns with funding.

“The systems that were on the blackboard last year are being built. The systems that were built are in builder's trials and ready to move out in testing of SSMM [the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module] for the last increment of the surface warfare [SuW] mission package,” Capt Zobel said.

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