USS Detroit Begins Operational Testing of LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module

November 30, 2018 – USS Detroit (LCS 7) began initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) of the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module Nov. 17, two months ahead of schedule. The SSMM is the newest addition to the Littoral Combat Ship Surface Warfare Mission Package, designed to counter potential swarms of attacking armed small craft. The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Unmanned and Small Combatants accelerated the package’s operational testing following successful developmental and integrated testing off the coast of Virginia from July through November. The test and evaluation plan involves two fast…

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