Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)

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    What I find interesting is the very same arguments claims etc. Have been used since these ships have been in service or even in the drawing boards indeed it's the very topic I joined SDF in the first place you would tend to think the navy would be having the very same arguments behind closed doors and absolutely I would say in order to get VLS in the LCS I would sacrifice some space for the helicopter I read the concept to say it has room for a H60 plus a MQ8 drone that,would absolutely be fine with most frigates and destroyers does the Burke' s have that much help. room
     
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    Just reported in Naval today the Saudis have agreed to purchase 4 of the Freedom class with VLS ESSM (532) harpoon launchers combats 21 system and related hardware etc. I thought they had backed out of this deal a while ago
     
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    A question A lot has been made of the navy down select to one type of ship for the frigate my question is the losing shipyard stating they would have to close but why could they not just build some of the frigates too from what I've read they could number up to 24 ships that could keep both yards operating for some time mind you it's just a question
     
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    Intellectual property and contract rights. Realistically though I doubt either would close. Austal has other USN contracts in the form of the Spearhead class and Lockheed Martin has export sales. It would however mean termination of that particular line.
     
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    It would also seem the repair work could keep them busy also along with The supposed modifications and such just speculating of course
     
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    now this is just to post the original article for dtulsa who's told me is experiencing difficulties when linking (?)
    Saudi Arabia buying Lockheed’s LCS under $6 billion deal: report http://navaltoday.com/2017/05/19/saudi-arabia-buying-lockheeds-lcs-under-6-billion-deal-report/
     
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    I still say there is a good chance we end up with something along these lines which would not be all that bad the Saudis foot the design cost we build and just keep building till we get enough of them to meet our requirement also,sounds like a total win win for all involved to me
     
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    the original is
    Saudis to Make $6 Billion Deal for Lockheed's Littoral Ships
    • Pentagon says $110 billion in arms purchases are in the works
    • General Dynamics tanks also said to be part of arms package
    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/...ge-6-billion-lockheed-deal-for-littoral-ships

     
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    If they DO that for the uparmed LCS Frigate...then we will be getting what they should have done in the first place.

    My guess is that they would have 8 x LRASM for anti-surface in the VLS, and eight quad packed ESSM AAW missiles for 32.

    With SeaRAM and 32 ESSMs it could provide Frigate sized coverage to other vessels. And with the VDS and two anti-sub helos, it could perform ASW as well. The multi-mission frigate we have waited for.

    ...and Lockheed can do exactly the same thing to the Freedom class.


    ...and they need to do it in such a fashion so that most of it can be retrofitted back to these initial designs during a regular large maintenance overhaul.
     
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    It's got my vote also of course anything that upgrades the current offensive and defensive systems I would welcome as would most on this forum
     
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