US Navy looking to build bigger warships that hold more weapons (but they'll have to sacrifice speed)



The Navy's fast-and-maneuverable littoral combat ship was criticized for lacking enough firepower and armor to survive a maritime battle. 
The Navy is addressing those concerns with a new class of small-but-powerful frigates that will pack a bigger punch.
The Navy asked this month for concept proposals for multi-mission warships that would be bigger and more heavily armed - and slower - than the littoral combat ships. 
They would be capable of shooting down airplanes, attacking other ships and countering submarines.
THE MAIN CONCERNS The Navy envisioned speedy ships that could be... read more

 
27 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 48
Source: Daily Mail
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