The U.S. military continues to experiment with catamarans and other fast vessels for a variety of missions, from short-range transport to mine warfare and even Special Forces support. But rising costs and a squeeze on the Navy's shipbuilding budget, plus the Army's and Air Force's heavy investment in aircraft performing many of the same missions, have perhaps softened enthusiasm to transition the "Joint High-Speed Vessel" concept into a procurement program. From a peak of six High-Speed ...


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