The fourth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-4), the USS Coronado, successfully completed the first Structural Test Firing (STF) of its 30mm gun mission module recently off the coast of Southern California. The guns are part of the LCS surface warfare mission module package. With recent guidance from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to make the ships more lethal, many analysts predict that the 30mm guns—or other, more powerful ones—will be made permanent fixtures aboard the vessels. The ...


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