As the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1) USS Freedom gets ready for its Asian public debut at next week’s Imdex Asia Maritime Defense Show in Singapore, the U.S. Navy is again finding itself in the position of defending the cost and quality of the ship and the program. Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, Navy director of staff and head of the LCS Council of high-powered admirals charged with righting the program, says the LCS hulls are essentially where the Navy would like them to be, in terms of ...

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