Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)


dtulsa

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now

BIG WINNERS: The compromise bill is a victory for both the Navy littoral combat ship and F-35 joint strike fighter programs. In both cases, House and Senate negotiations went for the high end of proposed purchases. The bill pays for three littoral combat ships despite the Navy’s request for just a single ship and Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer’s insistence that no more were needed. The three-ship buy is not unexpected because Shelby’s state of Alabama is home to the Austal USA shipyard that builds the Independence-variant LCS.

etc.:
LCS, F-35 big winners in compromise defense budget

September 14, 2018
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The gifts that keep on giving
 
The gifts that keep on giving
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Congress to buy 3 more LCS than the Navy needs, but gut funding for sensors that make them valuable
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"Congress loves buying
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, but when it comes to the packages of sensors and systems that make the ships useful, lawmakers have been less enthusiastic.


In the
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that just left the conference committee, lawmakers have funded a 33rd, 34th and 35th littoral combat ship, three more than the 32-ship requirement set by the Navy. But when it comes to the mission modules destined to make each ship either a mine sweeper, submarine hunter or small surface combatant, that funding has been slashed."

and I quit
 

dtulsa

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Congress to buy 3 more LCS than the Navy needs, but gut funding for sensors that make them valuable
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"Congress loves buying
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, but when it comes to the packages of sensors and systems that make the ships useful, lawmakers have been less enthusiastic.


In the
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that just left the conference committee, lawmakers have funded a 33rd, 34th and 35th littoral combat ship, three more than the 32-ship requirement set by the Navy. But when it comes to the mission modules destined to make each ship either a mine sweeper, submarine hunter or small surface combatant, that funding has been slashed."

and I quit
I know the gift that keeps on giving till the shooting starts then the Sailor pays the price
 
Jul 19, 2018
LOL! mind-boggling sentence inside
Full speed ahead on the new US Navy frigate
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"The Navy knows what it needs precisely because it cannot execute the missions that it would otherwise assign to a frigate."

hey author, with your 'full speed' title, just wait if the USN selects anything at all, as it has to pour billions into its LCSs: revolutionary transformational gamechangers which 'undoubtedly' 'ultimately' 'eventually' 'will' work
and nobody listens to me ... now:

"The Navy could ... scrap its plan to build the new next-generation frigate (FFG(X))."
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gelgoog

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It's like the Zumwalt all over again. That time it was guns without shells for them. Now it's a minesweeper without the sensors for it.
 

dtulsa

Junior Member
just in case:
Feb 17, 2018

as now
Lockheed planning big shift away from LCS propulsion system for its future frigate offering
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To bad they didn't do this sooner still a crappy idea for a frigate lock mart actually has the upper hand though because if Fremm or this one wins guess who wins that's right both will be built in Wisconsin at lockmarts yard
 

totallyaverage

Just Hatched
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To bad they didn't do this sooner still a crappy idea for a frigate lock mart actually has the upper hand though because if Fremm or this one wins guess who wins that's right both will be built in Wisconsin at lockmarts yard
...It's Fincantieri's yard, not LM's.
 
To bad they didn't do this sooner still a crappy idea for a frigate lock mart actually has the upper hand though because if Fremm or this one wins guess who wins that's right both will be built in Wisconsin at lockmarts yard
LCS Project is political engineering in action, the Navy pays not just with money (for vessels unable to deploy for years), but the Navy also pays by getting ridiculous surface-force structure consisting of: Burkes; Burkes; then Burkes; and more Burkes! (and Ticos being retired without replacement gosh, I mean a new design LOL not Burke FIII)

LCS Project is the Pentagon's self-inflicted wound OK I stop now, actually right after reminding you Sep 21, 2018
Jul 19, 2018
and nobody listens to me ... now:

"The Navy could ... scrap its plan to build the new next-generation frigate (FFG(X))."
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and
Aug 20, 2018
oh man what may easily happen is
0 (zero) FFGX
and
52 (fifty-two) LCS
 
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