Sea Slice

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Sea Slice
USN experimental Small water area vessel.jpg
USN experimental Small water area vessel.
Career (US)
Builder: Lockheed Martin
Nichols Brothers Shipyards
Pacific Marine & Supply Company, Ltd.
Cost: US$15 million
General characteristics
Tonnage: 180 tons
Length: 104 ft (32 m)
Beam: 55 ft (17 m)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Armament: Oerlikon Millennium 35 mm Naval Revolver Gun System
NETFIRES
Loitering Attack Munition (canceled)

HSV Sea Slice is an experimental United States Navy vessel, built by Lockheed Martin.[1] Based on a variant of the SWATH hull design, known as "SLICE," Sea Slice is characterized by four teardrop-shaped submerged hulls—double the number seen on most previous designs. According to the US Navy, the design reduces waves and drag, which allows a SWATH vessel to "...operate at higher speeds while retaining their characteristic low motions in a seaway".[2] Designed for operation in the same area as, and mount similar armament to, a Littoral combat ship-type corvette,[3] current weapon options include the Millennium Gun and the NetFires System, intended to launch Lockheed's (now cancelled) Loitering Attack Munition.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Baddorf, Zack (7 June 2005). "Experimental Sea Slice". Department of Defense. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Title unknown". [dead link]
  3. ^ "Sea SLICE". GlobalSecurity. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Sea Slice cuts close". Armada International. August 2002. Retrieved 11 June 2009. [dead link]

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