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US Navy's Littoral Combat Ship Is a Floating Disaster: Here's Why

July 26, 2019



ass Navy's Littoral Combat Ship is a floating disaster here's wina Navy officials in early 2019 claimed at least three LCS a–'s would deploy before the end of the current fiscal year in September 2019 but after spending 30 billion dollars over a period of around two decades the US Navy has managed to acquire just 35 of the 3,000 tonne displacement vessels 16 were in service as of late 2018 of those 16 for our test ships six are training ships in 2019 just six LCS in theory our deployable while that number should increase as the remaining ships in the class finally commissioned into service the LCS is low readiness rate calls into question the wisdom of the Navy's investment in the type indeed the Navy in 2018 doesn't deploy a single LCS Azmi News reported the service was supposed to push forward three ships in fiscal year 2018 after a 2016 overhaul of LCS home porting command and control and Manning constructs however Hosny News first reported in April two thousand eighteen that zero LCSs would deploy in fiscal year 2018 since then the Navy had not talked publicly about progress made towards getting ready to deploy its first LCS essence ships from a block by contract started delivering to the fleet at about four a year Navy officials in early 2019 claimed at least three LCS a–'s would deploy before the end of the current fiscal year in September 2019 we are deploying LCS this year it's happening commander of naval surface forces buys ADM Richard Brown told reporters two ships are going on the west coast one ship is going on the East Coast followed shortly by a second in the beginning of 20 and that marks the deployment of LCS they will always be LCS forward deployed now just like we designed the program Brown said the LCSs USS Montgomery and USS gabrielle giffords would deploy from san diego to the western Pacific while USS Detroit deployed from Florida USS Little Rock in early 2020s also deployed from Florida u.s. Southern Command in February 2009 teen announced that Detroit would conduct count and drug operations we expect to have a littoral combat ship this year and that will be a big benefit for our exercise program for our engagement with partners and because of the flexibility it brings for counter narcotics interdiction SOUTHCOM commander ADM Craig Fowler said

5 Comments

  • Reply Scott Jackson July 26, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Little Crappy Video, about a Little Crappy Ship?
    Some one once said: If it's not broken, don't fix it! I understand why the Navy wants smaller crews, so higher levels of automation.
    What that really means, is more to go wrong. Smaller crews, more to go wrong, lower deployability. So more ships needed with larger crews, more reliability but less automation. After all, it takes human hands, and human brains for good damage control.
    At least, until the automation becomes truly reliable. Extra technicians will be needed on board to keep the ship going (deployable). So, one step forward, two steps back! Perhaps newer ships built should incorporate less automation with higher reliability for now.

  • Reply Video Outtakes July 26, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    They're not exactly desperate for them…

  • Reply Jorge Jimenez July 26, 2019 at 12:51 pm

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  • Reply round about midnight July 26, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Dumb, clickbait title. There is nothing negative about the LCS in the video, besides saying that procurement has been very slow. We need more of these, in numbers.

  • Reply Ken Windrum July 26, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    On there way to Iran…. Blow these dogs of the face of the earth…

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