Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)

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    If Lcs goes against China or any competitor in a peer or near pear its Toast as simple as that I have saying that for years as the only thing its actually good for like the article says is Training So we will have 30 plus Training Ships Thanks To our wonderful Leaders who put jobs and Money Above The Sailors Who will Die In LCS
     
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    [​IMG]190419-N-KG738-1051 by U.S. Pacific Fleet, on Flickr

    SAN DIEGO (April 19, 2019) The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) sails through San Diego Bay in transit to the ship's Naval Base San Diego homeport, successfully completing the ship's maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Charleston is the ninth ship in the littoral combat ship Independence-variant class and is the eleventh LCS to be homeported in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Woody S. Paschall)
     
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    Navy streamlining LCS upgrade installations starting in FY-23 (source Inside defense May 10, 2019)

    Haven't followed this program for a long time. It seems to be stuck in time. Years ago if I remember correctly, the plan was to standardise to one common combat system between the two variant. In this article as reported - it is still a plan.

    @Jura, any idea about planned integration of evolved sea sparrow with VLS cells?
     
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    Brumby what on Earth "VLS cells" are you talking about it
    Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)

    is it something USN fanbois, who admire Star Trek look of those incredible vessels, are being fed now?
     
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    I did not made it up. It is in the article.

    IIRC, one of the LCS variant is designed to be able to accommodate at least a 8 cell VLS. In line with the USN concept of distributed lethality a mid life upgrade reflecting a configuration of :
    8 X VLS (in the design)
    8 X NSM (already in the plan)
    SEWIP Block 2 (already in the plan)
    NULKA decoys (already in the plan)
    radar upgrade with RMAs (technical feasibility unknown but a 9 RMA is planned for the FFG (X))
    would be a significant upgrade in lethality.

    A LCS operating at 800 nm in the outer ring of a CVBG in conjunction with a F-35B/C (refuel via MQ-25) will potentially put at risk any Chinese surface group out to 1000 nm from the centre of a CVBG. The whole idea is to put more variables in any calculus.
     
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    the Pentagon spin doctors, then, telling fairy tales about game-changers = vessels unable to deploy for years
     
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    Navy estimates price tag of at least $50M to integrate LCS MCM capabilities on other vessels

     
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    seeing LCS MCM scrap in the post above:
    Jan 12, 2018
    then-PEO had been "optimistic about achieving IOC by the end of September" of 2015
    which was last year (in 2018) put off by several more years;
    the word is farce, it's f-a-r-c-e
     
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    But were we not told that the VLS wasn't an option because it was too heavy to be installed what has happened, I do know BAE is offering a bolt on launcher called ADL that's supposed to be able to fire every thing a mk41 can but have heard nothing else about this proposal it's a 4 cell launcher btw
     
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