Saturday, November 17, 2007

The LCS we wish we had

Liked the idea when I saw it last year - looks like Israel does too.
The US Navy has recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.3 m contract to work on the Israeli Navy's Littoral Combat Ship known as LCS-I.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will work with the US and Israeli navies to develop a technical specification and acquisition cost package for the LCS-I combat system, CNN reported.

Lockheed Martin would examine the combat system performance of LCS-I using two different radar options: the advanced radar under development by Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI) and Lockheed Martin's SPY-1F radar.

The MK 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS), Typhoon gun and Barak missile are among other weapons the team has planned to install on the combat ship.
Maybe they will do the right thing and call it a Corvette. If nothing else, you have to give LMT some credit for a sense of humor. How do you like the LCS-I patch?

BTW, Glahran is blogg'n on the LCS issue as well over at Information Dissemination.

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