Since its first days at sea, the first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1), the USS Freedom, has had trouble with its ship service diesel generators (SSDGs), which provide power for the vessel. Now the U.S. Navy says it is working to get those problems solved. “The SSDGs,” says Navy Undersecretary Sean Stackley, are “probably the most significant design deficiency we’re dealing with today. We do have reliability issues that we have identified. We have fixes in place on the follow ships. As ...


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