How's the LCS Coming Along?


Michael Fabey reported last month on his tour of the LCS 1 and some of the troubling things he saw in this article: What Price Freedom? LCS-1 Leaves Dry Dock Amid Questions About Worthiness

In addition, many people have questioned lately, especially around the Internet, the usefulness of the Littoral Combat Ship's mission. Are these ships really going to be helpful members of the fleet? And how much value will they bring if their price doesn't come down as promised?

Michael filed this article today: U.S. Navy Finds More LCS-1 Issues During Special Trials. Here's the lead:

While the U.S. Navy touted the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1) USS Freedom’s completion of special trials in May as a solid success, service officials still found issues on the ship that need to be addressed, according to ship documents recently obtained by Aviation Week.

Read the article, and then weigh in here. What's your opinion of the LCS program?

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