The Navy's 'Tipping Point'

Howe, James C.
February 2009
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2009, Vol. 135 Issue 2, p85
Conference Proceeding
The author comments on the Navy's littoral combat ship (LCS) in the U.S. The author outlines the various innovative qualities of the LCS, as well as its architectural qualities which allows recurrent technological refreshment and reduce lifestyle cost. However, he cites the LCS other design characteristics which limit the warship's operational prowess, and induce risk of the nation's defense architecture.


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