USN experimental Small water area vessel.
Nichols Brothers Shipyards
Pacific Marine & Supply Company, Ltd.
|Length:||104 ft (32 m)|
|Beam:||55 ft (17 m)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)|
Oerlikon Millennium 35 mm Naval Revolver Gun System|
Loitering Attack Munition (canceled)
HSV Sea Slice is an experimental United States Navy vessel, built by Lockheed Martin. 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". Designed for operation in the same area as, and mount similar armament to, a Littoral combat ship-type corvette, current weapon options include the Millennium Gun and the NetFires System, intended to launch Lockheed's (now cancelled) Loitering Attack Munition.
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