Dan Goure of the Lexington Institute was quoted in an October DefenseNews article, which debated the merits of submarines being given a bigger role in the Navy’s strike warfare strategy. But with many questioning if that function should go to the undersea fleet, Goure predicted the transition would start to influence the design of future surface craft.
“I think this is going to one of the main things driving the design of the large unmanned surface combatant,” said Goure. “We’re back to arsenal ship: long-range, park it into a surface action group of carrier strike group — kind of like a surface version of the SSGN.”
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