A Critical Look At The U.S. Navy's LCS Program

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    by War News Updates Editor @ War News Updates: A Critical Look At The U.S. Navy's LCS Program

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    The first two Littoral Combat Ships: the USS Freedom, rear, and the USS Independence, off the California coast. The ships primarily are designed to engage in combat close to shore. Navy photo / Lt. Jan Shultis

    The Navy’s New Class of Warships: Big Bucks, Little Bang -- Time

    The Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is not only staggeringly overpriced and chronically unreliable but — even if it were to work perfectly — cannot match the combat power of similar sized foreign warships costing only a fraction as much. Let’s take a deep dive and try to figure out why.

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    My Comment: I would like to compare this to the Air force's F-35 program .... but it is not a fair comparison for the simple reason that the F-35 program is the ultimate in being staggeringly overpriced with questionable and still need to be proven capabilities.
     
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