Lethal in the Littoral A Smaller, Meaner LCS

Solomon, Jonathan F.
January 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan2004, Vol. 130 Issue 1, p36
Conference Proceeding
Today's surface warfare community was raised on Cold War battle group tactics and platforms. To best fight Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), one must accept that with current and near term weapon systems combined with innovative tactics and deception, the enemy can deny one the dominance in the littoral. It must be accepted that the present fleet lacks the ability to fight in confined, contested seas without risking disproportional damage to tonnage employed. There have been ships filling LCS's role in the past and one grew resourceful at using them after significant losses among larger ships.


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