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PREMIUM: LUSV plans face critical assessment

13th April 2021 - 16:00 GMT | by Jason Sherman


Austal USA concept for LUSV. (Photo: Austal USA)

Will the USN have to backtrack on its plans to arm unmanned surface vessels with long-range strike missiles?

The USN has begun a major Congress-mandated assessment to explore the efficacy of pairing a Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV) with a vertical launch system (VLS) for firing long-range strike missiles.

Such analysis will shape the composition of unmanned warships in the planned USN hybrid fleet. 

According to the ...

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