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Friday, July 31, 2015

LCS Anti-Sub Warfare Package Too Heavy; 3 Contracts Issued For Weight Reduction Study

USS Independence (LCS 2) and USS Coronado (LCS 4)The Littoral Combat Ship’s anti-submarine warfare mission package needs to shed some weight before it can deploy on a ship, and the Navy awarded three contracts to help find weight-reduction ideas.

The mission package includes two mature and fielded sonar systems, plus the hardware needed to integrate the systems with the ship.

LCS Mission Module Program Manager Capt. Casey Moton said Thursday at a Mine Warfare Association lunch that each of his three mission modules is given 105 metric tons of weight on the LCS, but the ASW as it stands today surpasses that limit.

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