Meanwhile, the Navy is turning to Darpa for an atypical request: provide the surface fleet with an anti-ship missile that can be fielded as soon as possible. It is an unusual step because Darpa’s role typically is to advance technologies not readily available for operational use in the short term. But Navy officials in the Pacific Command region are worried about the development of a Chinese anti-ship missile that combines range and speed. The Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) program’s ...

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