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Accession Number ADA601555
Title U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship: Current Issues and How to Employ It in the Future.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 60p
Personal Author G. M. Zimmerman
Abstract The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) faces issues from budget cuts and overworked crews to behind-schedule mission modules with unproven technology. Built to low survivability standards and minimally manned, the LCS is not intended to operate in hostile environments, yet its mission sets constitute ASW, SUW, and MIW, which would occur in a medium to high threat environment. Mission Modules are behind schedule and are using unproven technology. The SUW mission module currently has no missiles, the ASW package was scrapped for an entirely new one that is in development, and the MIW mission lacks both remote vessels and the airborne mine detection system. Currently LCS is manned with two 'core' crews, 'blue' and 'gold', which rotate every 40 days. This is supposed to alleviate the over burdened and stressed crewmembers who must work more hours than a 'typical' sailor. The Navy announced plans to base four LCS ships in Singapore by 2016 and rework the ship manning so there are three crews assigned to two-ships on a rotational basis flying to and from the U.S. Forward basing of LCS could be the answer.
Keywords Anti- surface warfare
Antisubmarine warfare
Corrosion
Cracking(Fracturing)
Deployment
Helicopters
Hulls(Marine)
Lcs(Littoral combat ships)
Littoral zones
Mine warfare
Mission modules
Missions
Naval aviation
Naval budgets
Naval vessels(Combatant)
Survivability
Theses


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 47A - Marine Engineering
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Marine Corps Univ., Quantico, VA. Command and Staff Coll.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1422
Contract Number N/A

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