THE LCS: Built to Flight

Harts, Justin
July 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2006, Vol. 132 Issue 7, p26
Conference Proceeding
The article reports that the first four littoral combat ships (LCS) are likely to enter the Fleet service of the U.S. Navy. The move would place the new ships with the Navy's Undersea Warfare Command. It is yet to be seen whether the LCS will perpetuate the small combatant reputation as being of lesser value when compared to larger ships. Some experts believe that there is no comparison between small-vessel and large-vessel operations. They believe that littoral combat ships have relatively limited damage-control capabilities.


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