Thursday, October 19, 2017

Micro Force: Small Combatants for the Littorals

We need a bigger U.S. Navy - but the fleet can be grown in many different ways. One way is to develop a "micro Navy" (as opposed to "Big Navy" gray hulls) buidling on the lessons learned and discarded from U.S. and allied patrol torpedo boat operations in WWII.

Update these boats with anti-ship missiles, mines, and unmanned drone vessels to be deployed from the boats - you've created a potentially deadly small combatant force for use in the littoral for a faction of the cost of larger ships.

More on this later.


  1. Anonymous7:07 PM

    I think you are on to something. Now if the people who make the decisions will catch a clue.

    Paul L. Quandt

  2. This and have large transport/mothership carriers to transport and supply them

    Oh and corvettes and sloops of war

  3. Unfortunately the USN is not interested much in small warboats NOR in forward support ships aka motherships to take the action to the enemy - IMHO