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Marine Corps explores potential of ship-killing NMESIS

7th April 2021 - 11:00 GMT | by Jason Sherman in New York


NMESIS fires an Naval Strike Missile from a launcher and fire control system integrated on a remotely controlled Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. (Photo: Oshkosh Defense)

USMC eyes a fleet of robotic JLTVs armed with long-range missiles to sink ships.

The USMC is advancing plans for a new fleet of robotically controlled, ship-killing ground vehicles as part of its Force Design 2030 effort to reconfigure the force against potential threats from China.

It is pressing ahead with development of a new capability that pairs a modified Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) with a Naval Strike Missile (NSM)

Without fanfare, the USMC in November 2020 conducted what it says was a successful test of the Navy and Marine Corps Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System (NMESIS). This is a planned initial material solution to meet a ground-based anti-ship missile requirement, as

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Jason Sherman


Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman is a US-based journalist. Since 1994, he has covered the Pentagon, defence industry, …

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