An Incat catamaran has been sunk in the Red Sea by the Yemeni Army, say Arab news agencies.CDR Salamander has a lot more on this.
Al-Masirah Television and Tasnim News Agency report that the 98m wave-piercing HSV-2 Swift, built at the Prince of Wales Bay Incat shipyard in 2003, was destroyed in a rocket attack off the shores of the Red Sea port city of Mokha early on Saturday.
Those older ASCMs truck along at about 700 MPH. Some of the somewhat newer ones are a tad bit slower. And some of the newer ones can be fired from shipping containers.
If you want more than a minute or two's worth of detection and tracking of an incoming missile, then you have to operate thirty or forty miles offshore. Which pretty much guts the original rationale for the LCS class, as they will be no more survivable in such an environment than was the late HSV-2.