Monday, May 1, 2017

Is The U.S. Navy Pulling The Plug On Its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program?

ONE VERSION OF THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP -- GENERAL DYNAMICS' USS INDEPENDENCE (LCS-2). IMAGE SOURCE: U.S. NAVY.

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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.

Read more ....

WNU Editor: It looks like Congress is not on board .... Senators Call on Mattis to Buy More Littoral Combat Ships (Military.com)

3 comments:

Fusion said...

Hopefully they work all those kinks out.

Anonymous said...

The senators want the jobs in their home state? The navy wants tools that do the job. Last time I read up on these there were more than just kinks - which is normal. But concept "flaws" - like not being able to defend yourself during the very missions you were planned to use for. Now that's a kink that not only sinks a ship, but the sailors on it as well.

Anonymous said...

Didn't we have the same thing with tanks a few years ago? Senators wanted more and more tanks being bought (and produced in their home states) and the generals had more than they could use and like 5,000 tanks are parked somewhere?