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littoral

/lit·to·ral/ (lit´ah-r'l) pertaining to the shore of a large body of water.

littoral

pertaining to the shore.
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To enhance survivability and operational agility, littoral combat ships will incorporate low-observable technologies and use evasive speed to maneuver quickly in and exploit littoral areas of interest without being detected.
Another transformational aspect of the littoral combat ship is its operational flexibility when a new mission capability is required in theater.
With the capabilities of unmanned vehicles to both provide real-time intelligence and deliver ordnance on target, littoral combat ships will have flight decks and support facilities for both these vehicles and helicopters.
Littoral combat ships will be manned with most personnel assigned to module detachments and crew size determined by the modular mission.
The Royal Norwegian Navy is building a fast-patrol Littoral Combat Ship.
The Navy, particularly, has been criticized for not producing detailed enough analysis on why LCS is the best and most cost-effective platform to meet littoral warfare missions.
Raytheon's team--Northrop Grumman, JJMA, Atlantic, Goodrich and Umoe--is competing with a high-speed surface-effects ship, based on Norway's littoral ship.
Lawmakers, many of whom are still angry about the administration's questionable assertions about WMD threats in Iraq, may react skeptically to statements about the Navy's need for the LCS to encounter imminent littoral threats, he said.
The Littoral Combat Ship's modular, open architecture design will provide three primary benefits during throughout the total ship life cycle:
With the divergent nature of open-ocean and littoral missions, the question of the required ship's size, draft and armament assumes greater prominence.
The Littoral Combat Ship will focus on countering the threat of mines, small boats and diesel submarines-employing a rich mixture of manned and unmanned systems, on, over and below the sea.