US Navy Defends LCS from Damaging Internal Report |

U.S. Navy leaders have taken to Capitol Hill to defend the Littoral Combat Ship after an internal service report described the next-generation surface ship as “ill-suited to execute regional commander’s warfighting needs.”

Navy officials have responded by describing the $37 billion program as “solid” and tried to shift the focus to strategic elements of the acquisition effort and highlight areas of improvement within the program that is in its eleventh year of development.

The report in question, which is highly critical of the LCS program, was requested by Navy leadership and completed more than a year ago by Navy Rear Adm. Samuel Perez, according to a May 7 report by Bloomberg News.

via Navy Defends LCS from Damaging Internal Report |


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