Thursday, January 25, 2018

Mark VI ASM I.

This is coolbert:

This is Jeune École unmanned version?

Modern American patrol boat as unmanned [USV] and able to act as a delivery system for anti-ship-missiles [ASM].

Don't go big! Go small?

"Lockheed Martin Studying Integration of LRASM Anti-Ship Missile on USV Platforms"

"At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) 2017 National Symposium held last year, Lockheed Martin was showcasing a Mark VI patrol boat scale model fitted with an erect-able launcher for four missiles at its stern. This conceptual model was representative of an unmanned [USV] Mark VI patrol boat fitted with LRASM [range about 300 miles/480 kilometers] next generation anti ship missiles [ASM]."

As envisioned by Lockheed, launcher at rear of  unmannded Mark VI vessel, capable to carry and fire four LRASM.

Regarding the Mark VI patrol boat:

"The Mark VI patrol boat is built by SAFE Boats International and is the first patrol boat delivered to the U.S. Navy since the 1980s. It represents a shift in Navy focus from Cold War-era blue water engagements to placing importance on brown water littoral zone operations. Designed to replace the Mark V Special Operations Craft and other legacy craft, the Mark VI is larger, more survivable, and better equipped with modernized weapons, communications, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems."

An image of personnel aboard a Mark VI for scale purposes.

As for Jeune École ('Young School') more later. 


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