The Wrong Ship at the Wrong Time

Patch, John
January 2011
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan2011, Vol. 137 Issue 1, p16
Conference Proceeding
The article presents the author's opinion against the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program of the U.S. Navy. He lists various reasons including technical risk, poor endurance and high cost which makes it important for the program to be either restructured or discontinued. He suggests the Navy and the Department of Defense (DOD) to reduce the hull requirements of LCS, cancel the program and shift funds to a corvette with basic surface warfare (SUW), self defense and helicopter support capabilities.


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