Here's an article in the Milwaukee paper, the Journal-Sentinel
, about the Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship.
These Littoral ships are designed to operate within 200 miles of shore, and be able to swap out packages allowing them to transition from hunting mines and pirates to naval combat with just a quick stop in port.
Here's some pics
. I wish there were a few more of the hull
, because that doesn't look much like any contemporary Navy
combat vessel I've seen.
I don't know if this is old news or not since I'm no Navy
buff, but it's some pretty sweet stuff that's happening close to home for me