Arsenal Ship Project


Hailed as 21st century battleships, the Arsenal Ship Project was implemented by the US Navy.

Promoted from the 1990s by the 25th Chief of Naval Operations

Research was carried out for a collaborative battle system in which certain ships would be fully equipped only with armaments and all tasks such as electronic tracking and aiming are directed via data link system from a command ship outfitted with electronic equipment.

These fully armed combat vessels are referred to as arsenal ships.

They are equipped with overwhelming firepower and a hull built for stealth.

Admiral Boorda committed suicide in May 1996 during Phase 2, the functional design phase. The project was discontinued.

However, the concept was passed on and resulted in Arsenal Gear.