"The Fleet: Low Profile Today, Vital Tomorrow"

Werchado, Chuck
July 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2006, Vol. 132 Issue 7, p78
Conference Proceeding
The article presents comments of the author on an article by admiral W. Holland on the development of littoral combat ship (LCS) published in the May 2006 issue of the journal "U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings." Holland informs LCS requirements were developed by Fleet Forces Command and complains that its weight has grown from 1 ,500 to 3,500 tons. The reality is that the ship's primary missions were remained consistent throughout its development. Performance shortfalls were identified in three areas of LCS: mine countermeasures, littoral anti-submarine warfare and littoral anti-surface warfare.


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