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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 09:11 PM

US Navy Deploys New Ship-Killer Missile To Chinas Backyard


By: David B. Larter   2 days ago

WASHINGTON — It can travel more than 100 nautical miles, passively detect an enemy through imaging stored in its computer brain and can kill a target so precisely that an operator can tell it to aim for a specific point on a ship — the engine room or the bridge, for example. And it’s heading to China’s stomping grounds.

The U.S. Navy littoral combat ship Gabrielle Giffords deployed Tuesday from San Diego, California, packing the service’s new Naval Strike Missile, transforming the LCS from an under-gunned concept ship gone awry to a legitimate threat to Chinese warships at significant ranges.

Giffords is the second LCS to deploy this year. The LCS Montgomery also deployed from San Diego in June after a 19-month lapse in LCS deployments as the Navy reworked the way it mans and trains crews for the ships.

Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt. John Gay confirmed Giffords’ deployment, saying the ship got underway Sept. 3, equipped with the Naval Strike Missile and the newly mission-capable MQ-8C Fire Scout drone. The Fire Scout, an over-the-horizon surveillance and targeting platform, achieved its initial operational capability in June.

The US Navy’s new ship-killer missile slated to make its fleet debut much sooner than expected
The US Navy’s new ship-killer missile slated to make its fleet debut much sooner than expected
With the first major deployments of littoral combat ships in years planned for 2019, the surface Navy is in a full-court press to accelerate its integrate the new missile on the platform.

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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 08:00 AM

1. The LCS ''Gabrielle Giffords''....oh the irony....

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