Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)


House Passes Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act on Party Lines
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"Both versions of the NDAA include
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. The Senate version prohibits extending the program beyond the current 35 ships that have been bought, and the House version cuts funding to some LCS-related mission packages. The Navy requested $197.1 million for LCS mine countermeasures modules, and the House Appropriations Committee gave $163.9 million to spend on the program. However, the House NDAA only allows $77.1 million for the program."
 
Glad to see they are finally getting away fromLCS if ever so slowly
if this is what's going on: remember Jul 10, 2017
Jul 1, 2017

... details emerging:

"On May 23, the U.S. Navy rolled out its 2018 budget request that included one littoral combat ship, or LCS. The logic was that since Congress had given the Navy three in fiscal year 2017, an additional one would keep both builders — Wisconsin-based Marinette Marine and Alabama-based Austal USA — afloat.

But inside the White House, alarm bells went off in some sectors. Peter Navarro, the head of U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade and industrial policy office, was looking at information indicating one ship could trigger layoffs at both shipyards. Those concerns were shared by senior Trump aides Rick Dearborn and Stephen Miller — both old hands of long-time Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions — and together they lobbied and prevailed upon Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to add a second ship to the request."

Life support: The Navy's struggle to define a LCS bare minimum
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goes on below due to size limit
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dtulsa

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Well from the original 52 Down to 35 tells a story of a complete failure that will takes many years to recover from can Lcs become a somewhat useful ship most would say No its simply would take way to much money and design changes to accomplish that it's may be as a lesson in stupidity of To Much To Fast and To Soon
 

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