Accession Number:

AD1014459

Title:

Think Small: Adding Small Combatant Ships Would Beef Up the Navys Capabilities

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

Naval War College Newport United States

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Report Date:

2008-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Navy has a relatively large number of surface combatants capable of conducting a wide range of missions in a high-intensity conflict. However, the Navy lacks adequate capabilities to operate effectively in the littorals, in particular in enclosed and semi-enclosed seas popularly called narrow seas.A force of the new Littoral Combat Ships LCS, when they enter service in the next decade, will not significantly increase the Navys capabilities in conducting littoral warfare. This bad situation can be changed by building or acquiring a force composed of multipurpose corvettes and missile combat craft

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE