New U.S Navy Ship Struggles in Test to Fend Off Attacking Boats

  • Fast-attack small boats like Iran's enter `keep-out' zone
  • Pentagon's testing chief also discloses more reliability flaws

The Littoral Combat Ship, designed for operations in shallow coastal waters, is made in two versions by Lockheed Martin Corp. and Austal Ltd.

Source: U.S. Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship struggled in drills at sea to fend off a swarm of small attacking vessels like the Iranian boats it could encounter in the Persian Gulf, according to the Pentagon’s chief weapons tester.

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