ONE VERSION OF THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP -- GENERAL DYNAMICS' USS INDEPENDENCE (LCS-2). IMAGE SOURCE: U.S. NAVY.
Motley Fool: Will Congress Put the Kibosh on the Navy's New Frigates?
GAO takes Pentagon to task for plans to spend $9 billion on an imaginary warship.
The U.S. Navy is pulling the plug on its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program.
That's not the official storyline, of course. Officially, the Navy still supports the LCS, of which 14 ships have been christened, 10 of which have actually entered service (granted, half of those subsequently broke down -- but that's another story), and another 14 are under contract and/or under construction today.
But after those first 28 ships have been delivered, it's not entirely clear what will happen next.
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WNU Editor: It looks like Congress is not on board .... Senators Call on Mattis to Buy More Littoral Combat Ships (Military.com)