Opinion: A Better LCS—Or An All-New Frigate?

Credit: U.S. Navy
The U.S. Navy wants to rebrand the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as a frigate, with revamped armament and mission equipment. The future version may sacrifice the original ships’ 45-kt. top speed, according to Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden, -commander of naval surface forces. To understand why the speed...

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