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Surface Navy 2019: New vessels of opportunity being considered to host LCS MCM module

16th January 2019 - 14:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Washington, DC

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Northrop Grumman has discussed with the US Navy whether other vessels in its fleet could host the company’s MCM mission module, following the foreshortening of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) programme.

The LCS was supposed to host the MCM mission module being developed by Northrop Grumman but with the programme cut from 52 ships down to 38 funded, the company is looking to other platforms to host the capability.

One of the platforms identified as being a possible host is the US Navy’s expeditionary fast transport (EPF), a class of catamaran logistics vessels (pictured, foreground).

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