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 Post subject: LCS disappointing
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:42 am 
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 Post subject: Re: LCS disappointing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:07 pm 
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And speaking of the people who continue to perpetuate/fund this disappointment just to lock down votes who would keep them in power:

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Alabama lawmaker accuses Navy secretary of endangering jobs, LCS future
By: David B. Larter   10 hours ago
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy’s top civilian bristled during congressional questioning Tuesday after Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., suggested the service was endangering shipyards and the broader defense industrial base by only requesting one littoral combat ship in 2019.

Byrne, whose district would be deeply affected if the Austal USA shipyard shuttered, accused Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and the service of slowing down the buying program and putting thousands of jobs in jeopardy.

“Since you’ve come on board, I haven’t seen you pick up the urgency on this program; in fact, I see the opposite,” Byrne said. “I think you are slowing down the program.”

Both shipyards have told Congress that if the Navy drops down to just one LCS, the yards would lay off thousands of workers and there would be a real risk that one or both of the LCS shipyards (located in Mobile, Alabama, and Marinette, Wisconsin) might have to close.
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Despite this, there's too many entrenched political interests who want to ensure this particular program continues...

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The US Navy basically admitted that the Littoral Combat Ship looks like a massive failure

Jared Keller, Task & Purpose Apr. 14, 2018, 11:26 AM 40,101

  • The Navy “may not” deploy any of the dozen small surface combatants this year despite officials’ previous plans to deploy several to join the 7th and 5th Fleets in Singapore and Bahrain respectively, the US Naval Institute reported.
  • The report suggests that the Navy has run out of patience for the disappointment mill that is the Littoral Combat Ship, once the backbone of the future fleet that could have 355 ships.
  • A recent review of the Navy’s LCS fleet by the Pentagon’s operational testing and evaluation arm also revealed significant structural problems with the program’s Freedom and Independence variants
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