Surface Navy 2022: US Navy looks to address stability issues with LCS ASW mission module

by Michael Fabey

The US Navy (USN) hopes to get through equipment redesign testing to address hydrodynamic stability issues with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission module equipment and return to overall module testing by May, according to Captain Godfrey Weekes, LCS mission module programme manager.

The navy identified instability problems with the tow body during testing, Capt Weekes said on 11 January, at the Surface Navy Association National Symposium, which started the same day in Arlington, Virginia.

“We were unable to overcome the hydrodynamic instability with passive controls, using bigger fins or [by] lowering them,” Capt Weekes noted.

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The US Navy (USN) hopes to get through equipment redesign testing to address hydrodynamic stability ...

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