The Navys's ' Tiping Point'

Natter, Robert J.; Harris, R. Robinson
January 2009
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan2009, Vol. 135 Issue 1, p44
Conference Proceeding
The article discusses the advantage of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) which is considered the most viable program for the future of U.S. Navy surface combatants and a frigate for the 21st century. LCS is also one the most affordable ship in the Navy's shipbuilding plan which are designed for bluewater operations with shallow draft for maritime security operations. In addition, both LCS designs incorporate Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) requirements for ship survivability in size, speed and mission.


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