Stiletto Pics

Navy News Stand posted a few recent pics of the 50-knot, low-wake, carbon-composite hulled experimental ship Stiletto in the story NSCT 1 Sailors Participate in Exercise Howler Aboard Stiletto.

Here are the pics:

The crew of experimental boat ship Stiletto readies the ship as it prepares to launch an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) during Exercise Howler. Stiletto is being tested for its usefulness in littoral combat warfare and interoperable environments. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Damien Horvath (RELEASED)

Sailors assigned to Naval Special Clearance Team One (NSCT-1) prepare to enter the well deck aboard experimental boat ship Stiletto off the coast of San Diego. Members of NSCT-1 are participating in Exercise Howler. Stiletto is being tested for its usefulness in littoral combat warfare and interoperable environments. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Damien Horvath (RELEASED)

Sailors assigned to Naval Special Clearance Team One (NSCT-1), prepare to dock in the well deck aboard experimental boat ship Stiletto. Members of (NSCT-1) were participating in Exercise Howler off the coast of San Diego. Stiletto is being tested for its usefulness in littoral combat warfare and interoperable environments. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Damien Horvath (RELEASED)

A “Manta” Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) launches from the flight deck of experimental boat ship Stiletto during Exercise Howler off coast San Diego. Stiletto is being tested for its usefulness in littoral combat warfare and interoperable environments. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Damien Horvath (RELEASED)

Previous MO coverage of this experimental ship here.

Comments

  1. Ah hah the ‘Battle Buddies’ Excellent Water Adventure’ Okay Okay just kidding. Everyone knows that the real ‘Battle Buddies’ is a pop band that replaced the Village People.

  2. Yeah I was about to bring up the dazzle-looking camo pattern as well. To tell you the truth, it did kinda make me look twice when I first saw it, in combat that may be decisive.

  3. The UAV I presume they catch in a net. Generally tends to be the method of recovery on ships. The UAV can be hard to land on a moving surface, let alone when it gets gusty. Yeah, it can often damage the UAV, but it’s cheaper than losing the whole UAV overboard.

  4. It’s probably the output of the bilge pump. Most ships have ’em. Water sloshes onboard or leaks through small holes, there has to be a way to get it out.