Navy preps Littoral Combat Ship for the massive ‘blue-water’ warfare.

File image (July 6, 2019); – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Montgomery (LCS 8) is pierside at Changi Naval Base, Singapore, after arriving for a rack installation.
(U.s. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristin Barth/Released)

The destruction of the enemy’s helicopters were out on the open sea, it is hit by the attacks of the enemy drones, and the fight against enemy ships from a safer stand-off distance for all missions is now being emphasized by the Navy as it prepares for the Littoral Combat Ship for the massive “blue-water” warfare – an effort designed to increase the ship’s attack potential, and to build on the wide range of shallow water applications.

As part of this, the Navy has fired a HELLFIRE missile, from the Independence-variant LCS is better to arm the ship for another attack. The test-firing, as described by the Naval Sea Systems Command, as well as a structural test fire,” the shoot with a Longbow and FIRE at the camarillo airports * Point Mugu Sea Range, on the 11th of June.

Referred to as the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module, it is a weapon that is issued as part of an integrated suite of control technologies for the LCS. For many years, the Navy has been working vigorously in order to move on to the LCS mission, the scope of the initial focus is on the littoral, the conduct of business, including land attack, countermine operations, and in close combat operations, to include preparation for the distribution, long-distance, large-deepwater-war against a heavily armed, near-peer adversary.

While the use of the speed and the shallow draft in order to gain access to areas not available to larger ships with a deeper draft, the LCS, is still very much the intention to carry out the poet in words. However, in view of the ever-changing “great power” competition, and a focus on near-peer threats, the service has, for a number of years, are immersed in a large-scale effort to better arm its surface fleet, especially the LCS to the control of the equipment that is needed for a full-scale war. This adaptation involves not only the adding of weapons and sensors, but also in the adaptation and use of the then-existing assets, such as counter-submarine warfare, surface attack, and countermine missions.

SSMM test of the flat-bottomed LCS Freedom variant, was successfully completed earlier this year.


“SSMM has been tested and proven on the LCS Freedom variant. This structural test firing is the first major step in the proof of the SSMM capability on the LCS Independence variant,” Capt. Godfrey Weekes, LCS Mission Modules program manager, said, according to a statement from Naval Sea Systems Command.

Although it is not at all the size of the currently-in-development, the over-the-horizon missile is currently being fast-tracked for the upcoming Frigate, and the LCS – FIRE offer be much more offensive in the attack range of the enemy planes, helicopters, drones, small boats, and even ships.

In addition, the FIRE signs of the Army-Navy co-operation, has been designed with a variety of varieties, broadening the potential attack methods. These range from the blast-fragmentation warheads to the high-explosive rounds, or even the rockets with a better metal cover for additional areas.

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As for the LCS-Vertical Launch Systems Navy officials tell the Warrior to Base, that is the FIRE that can fire out of the tubes at the bottom of the vessel.

Often it can be fired from helicopters, drones, and even on the ground Military, Multi-Mission, for Starters, the Longbow HELLFIRE can be used to create ” Fire-and-Forget millimeter-wave radar with inertial guidance; a millimeter-wave seeker technology that makes it possible for unfavorable weather conditions to focus on. A lot of HELLFIREs to also make use of semi-active homing laser to target.


It is proper to speak of a short-to-medium-range weapon and can be reached on the control of the distances of the top and most close-in attacks – while in the stop, an over-the-horizon weapon.

The targeting options are open to a variety of airborne, the options for interoperability, that is to say, an MH-60R ship-based helicopter, or a drone – is able to function as a laser designator for the weapon must have been in the pursuit of the goal of the enemy ships are on the move.

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The Navy also has to make an extra effort, in fact, is to integrate the FIRE technology, the integration of sensors and fire control in other assets, are woven into the LCS. Not only could a MH-60R to provide a laser spot in front of the ship-launched weapon, however, the helicopter can, of course, the fire and the FIRE itself.

A ship variant, is launched, but it would still be a need for further integration with the ship on the basis of the multi-layered security protection technologies, to optimize the attack options against enemy aircraft and ships, particularly in a maritime combat environment, may be more difficult for the helicopters to get to work. It would have been, like the technology of the ship to be used as part of a broader ship-wide, technical system of things, as a variable-depth sonar, deck gun, a vertical take-off drones like the Fire Scout, and small boat’s mission capabilities, such as the 11-meter long Rigid Inflatable Boats, or Ribs. The Surface Warfare Mission Package contains Gun Mission modules with 30 mm cannons and Navy, the statements say. As part of this, the ICS is equipped with a 57 mm cannon, .50 cal Machine Guns and a defensive interceptor missile, called the SeaRAM.


The exercise is also designed to prepare the ship and train the crew to be more complex, surface warfare tracking and live-fire exercises are scheduled to begin later this summer, which will lead to the initial operational test and evaluation at the end of 2019 at the latest, the service reported.

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The main armament of the LCS is a lot to a greater extent, it is also likely to impact on the long-term debate about the ship’s chances of survival. While many of the advocates of the IO champion will be the 40-knot speeds, and technical details, such as the integrated mission packages, and the addition of more substantial weapons, is clearly an influence on the discussion of a massive increase in the ship’s survivability and combat capability.

The anti-submarine mission package includes a MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter, light-weight towed torpedo decoy system, a Multi-Function Towed Array, and the different types of submarine-hunting sonar. The lcs allows the use of a water jet propulsion system, and a combined diesel and gas turbine engine.

Some of the features and technologies that are now being developed for the Navy’s new Frigate will be mounted on to the existing LCS fleet will also include an over-the-horizon in offensive missiles, as well as, if necessary, as a survival-enhancing technology called a “space armor,” which is a better condition of the ship as it is hit by an enemy’s fire power.

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This is a recent structural test firing, and is intended to build upon and advance Previous the HELLFIRE ICS, testing, and development, which, as in the previous year, which resulted in 20 successful hits out of 24 total, have tried a rocket shot, Capt. Ted Zobel, Program Manager, PEO LCS, he said by 2018, the last year the Surface Navy Association symposium

In short, it is the service of the Mission Modules (MM) program developmental test of the Independence variant of the LCS in August

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