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Naval Strike Missile
The ship fired one in a sinkex exercise.Strategic the missile is not, basically similar to Harpoon with better speed and electronics. Congress drastically cut weapons funding for LCS so no VLS. Truly the mouse that roared.
As the new FFG comes about even more funding will be diverted away from LCS. Navy is hoping the new FFG will be purchased in greater numbers than originally planned and replace LCS . If that is true LCS is bound for the reserve fleet with few active hulls.
Probably the worse purchase the Navy ever made with exception of electro-magnetic weapons elevators
Cyberhobby /Dragon is coming out with a new 1/700 scale Independence class LCS kit of the USS Gabrielle Giffords LCS-10 that shows a modification to the design .
Instead of a deck mounted vertical launch system
in front of the bridge it has 2 boxes mounted on stands. Called Sea Strategic missiles system.
So is this an updated version of the old Armored
Box Launcher system of the 1980's for cruise missiles?
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