An Emerging Coastal Warfare System

Worthington, George R.
October 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Oct2005, Vol. 131 Issue 10, p76
Conference Proceeding
This article focuses on an emerging coastal warfare system. In the Global War on Terror, littoral operations continue to receive serious attention, especially in regions such as the Persian Gulf. Two new prototype systems are poised to become premier littoral combat weapons: the X-Craft, recently christened Sea Fighter, a 262-foot catamaran specifically designed for littoral operations within 100 nautical miles of land, and the aptly-dubbed Affordable Weapon. Sea Fighter, originally designated littoral surface craft or LSC(X), started life in 1997 as a platform dedicated to littoral operations.


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