Checkered Past, Uncertain Future

Kreisher,, Otto
January 2009
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan2009, Vol. 135 Issue 1, p38
Conference Proceeding
The article offers information about the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program under the U.S. Navy. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Vernon E. Clark launched the LCS program in 2002 along with his proposed building of 70 ships. However, the program turned to be one of the problems in the department that have plagued the shipbuilding efforts of 313 operational ships. In addition, the program was considered cheap compared to the $1 billion current surface warships for commercial shipbuilding.


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