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Surface Navy: US Navy distributed lethality concept evolves

11th January 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Arlington, Virginia

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Senior US Navy officials used this week’s Surface Navy Association (SNA) symposium in Arlington, Virginia, to emphasise the underlying concept of distributed lethality (DL).

The intent of the DL concept is to facilitate sea control at the time and place of US Navy choosing by increasing the offensive and defensive capabilities of individual warships and employing them in dispersed formations across a wide geographic expanse.

According to VADM Thomas Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces, the original concept was unveiled at the same event two years ago.

‘For two years now we have been doing the hard work of putting meat

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