TITLE

Just Mines Please!

AUTHOR(S)
Babcock, John E.
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2005, Vol. 131 Issue 7, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the impact of the littoral combat ship (LCS) on mine warfare. While the LCS will be a valued addition to the surface force, several challenges must be met if the LCS is to successfully replace dedicated surface mine countermeasures (MCM) ships. Mine warfare requires significant expertise. Due to the small size of the MCM fleet, this expertise is found in a very limited group of sailors. In theory, the LCS should increase the mine warfare knowledge and experience base because of the ship's multi-mission capability. The LCS can be an excellent platform that allows fewer hulls to perform multiple functions in today's leaner, budget-conscious Navy.
ACCESSION #
17701703

 

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