On the Independence class the space between the gun and missile rack is reserved for hellfire launchers as jura and several of us through the years have waid the lack of VLS on LCS is appallingAnother picture taken from the naval news website which has a better angle on the NSM installation.
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It seems from the picture that there is sufficient spacing at least for 6 cell VLS - weight issue aside. This would provide the LCS credible AAW capability given the prospective threat of operating in China's backyard. .