LCS is now armed with an emerging ship defense soft-kill countermeasure able to identify, track and destroy torpedoes
By Kris Osborn - Warrior Maven
The Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship is now armed with an emerging ship defense soft-kill countermeasure able to identify, track and destroy incoming enemy torpedo fire, Navy officials said.
The service plans to outfit its entire LCS fleet with the AN/SLQ-61 Lightweight Tow Torpedo Defense Mission Module (TDMM) as a way to fortify the ship’s ability to succeed in both shallow water and open or “blue” water warfare, Navy officials told Warrior Maven.
The new TDMM recently completed two days of at-sea testing in order to prepare for operational service on LCS ships.