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    Who in the hell came up with the idea of these things?


    After 16 years and billions of dollars, the Navy may have finally acknowledged that its Littoral Combat Ship program looks like a miserable failure.


    Here's a brief list of their deficiencies:


    This problems include: a concerning deficit in combat system elements (namely radar systems), limited anti-ship missile self-defense capabilities, and a lack of redundancies for vital systems necessary to reduce the chance that “a single hit will result in loss of propulsion, combat capability, and the ability to control damage and restore system operation.”


    Neither LCS variant is survivable in high-intensity combat,” according to the DoD report. “Although the ships incorporate capabilities to reduce their susceptibility to attack, testing of analogous capabilities in other ship classes demonstrated that such capabilities have limited effectiveness in high-intensity combat.”


    Most of them are unfit for service.


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    but they sure look spiffy!

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    Concept is nice on paper but in reality it sucks. How about bringing back the huge Battleships?
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    Yeah... a complete waste of money. I took a peek and found the following that pretty much indicates they want to go back to an original (old school) ship design that actually works.

    "In July 2017, the Navy released a request for information for a new multi-mission guided-missile frigate that can perform the same roles as the LCS while having better offensive and defensive capabilities."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightkore View Post
    Concept is nice on paper but in reality it sucks. How about bringing back the huge Battleships?
    The Iowas are all museums ships or razor blades, now. Their mid-1940s propulsion systems were very different from more modern ships (especially after the last conventionally powered CVs were retired). This is quite an impressive look:

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    I wonder about the whole LCS concept. It looks/looked like a money diversion from power projection ships like SSNs, SSBNs, CVNs, CGs and DDGs.
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    The LCS was the result of thinking we'd always be fighting weak coastal enemies.

    Simple solution: Build more Arleigh Burke's and Virginia-class subs. Both are the best of their type. Make the Chinese build something better - then change.

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