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Old 04-13-2013, 11:39 AM   #21
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Well the problem isn't about firepower. We can't just start shooting at boats in international water. The LCS boats are also conduct ASW, mine laying and special forces ops.

Brown water boats are definitely a niche class, but they are needed in the fleet. The cost over-runs on this one are disappointing though.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:48 AM   #22
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There are ways to use the AC-130 in conjunction with naval assets to counter piracy.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:25 PM   #23
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There are ways to use the AC-130 in conjunction with naval assets to counter piracy.
There's no doubt we have lots of weapons systems to use, but in the end it comes down to running them down and interdiction.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:10 AM   #24
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And I was in the Air Force and anything in or on or under the water was a
A potential target.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:15 AM   #25
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Mmmm....OK.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:18 AM   #26
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Navy-Coast Guard Ship Merger Proposed....

http://defensetech.org/2007/12/20/na...rger-proposed/
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Say! What a coincidence. I was in the sub force and everyone else, including the big skimmers ,were a target to us.
I flew in P-3's my first 10 years or so. We also called you guys targets... but seldom got a chance to actually find you guys.

US Submarine Forces are second to none.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:18 AM   #28
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And I was in the Air Force and anything in or on or under the water was a
A potential target.
Yeah... the Air Force ASW effort.

OH... you were talking about golf balls in the water hazard right?

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Old 04-15-2013, 12:20 AM   #29
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From what I read the navy should just plain scrap this expensive, good for nothing ship.
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Concur GFC
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Those wishing to discuss modern warfare technique and the associated politics that come up please feel free to start a thread in OTDE. Thank you.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:15 PM   #32
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Other armaments I noticed are several .50 M2 locations as well as a vertical launch missile battery behind the deck gun.

Sure seems smooth, wonder what it would be like in a seaway?
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