This is one of a series of videos from NavyRecognition discussing sponsors’ presentations at the Surface Navy Symposium. This one includes:
- Extended Range Harpoon from 00:20 to 02:45
- SeaRAM launcher from 02:45 to 05:15
- RAM Block 2 from 05:15 to 5:45
- Lockheed Martin export Multi Mission Surface Combatant 5:45 to 7:00
- Curtis-Wright towed sonar (TRAPS) 7:00 to 08:30
- Atlas North America SeaCat AUV 08:30 to 10:54
The things I found interesting were:
- The growing use of SeaRAM, which has been being fitted to the trimaran Independence Class LCS, has replaced Phalanx on some destroyers and will replace the Mk49 RAM launcher on the mono-hull Freedom Class beginning with LCS-17. It is also expected to be fitted on the follow on LCS derived Frigate as well. If things start to get tense we may see these on NSCs and OPCs as well.
- The fact that the extended range RAM Block 2 is now operational. The SeaRAM has the same degree of autonomy as Phalanx but because it is a “fire and forget” missile, will be able to engage multiple incoming anti-ship missiles at extended range.
- More info on the Curtis-Wright TRAPS containerized active passive towed array which should be able to fit on anything WMEC sized and larger.