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The Littoral Combat Ship Is A Disaster And This Is The Solution The Littoral Combat Ship Is A Disaster And This Is The Solution

This week the U.S. Navy published details on what it’s after for its next surface combatant, the FFG(X), or guided missile frigate. This move is designed to shift away from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) originally envisioned to perform many different tasks and afford the Navy greater flexibility in operations. But…

The U.S. Navy is Screwed The U.S. Navy is Screwed

In May, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson and acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley appeared before a Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to discuss the recently unveiled fiscal year 2018 defense budget and its effects on the Navy. The news was not good about the state of the Navy…

Not Even 10,000 Pounds Of Explosive Charges Can Sink The Navy’s New Littoral Combat Ship Not Even 10,000 Pounds Of Explosive Charges Can Sink The Navy’s New Littoral Combat Ship

Our country’s new Littoral Combat Ship has had a somewhat troubled genesis, with open questions about its utility and cost. What I want to know is if it will sink if you detonate a couple thousand pounds of explosives next to it.

Watch The Navy's 11th Littoral Combat Ship Plunge Sideways Into The Frigid Menominee River  Watch The Navy's 11th Littoral Combat Ship Plunge Sideways Into The Frigid Menominee River 

Ships launches are sometimes wild affairs, and depending on the method used, making a big splash can be part of the drill. The Freedom Class of Littoral Combat Ships do just that, being slid off the pier where they were built sideways. On Jan. 30, the soon-to-be USS Sioux City was the sixth LCS to take this grand…

SOLD! The Experimental Littoral Combat Ship Sea Slice Gets A New Owner And Mission SOLD! The Experimental Littoral Combat Ship Sea Slice Gets A New Owner And Mission

One of the stories I received the most emails about last year was my profile on Sea Slice and its liquidation. Dozens of people wanted to know how they could literally buy the ship, many of which were credible. Now, it turns out that Sea Slice is getting a second chance at life after all—and a cool new eco-friendly…

Secretary Of Defense Carter Smacks Down The Littoral Combat Ship Program  Secretary Of Defense Carter Smacks Down The Littoral Combat Ship Program 

In an unusually scathing memo to Secretary of the Navy Ray Maybus, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has demanded severe changes to the troubled Littoral Combat Ship program. It includes instructions to cut the number of Littoral Combat Ships to be built, and as well as focusing on building one variant, from one…

This Is The Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee Running Flat Out At Full Throttle This Is The Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee Running Flat Out At Full Throttle

The Navy’s monster jet boats are certainly controversial but one thing is about them is unquestionable: they are pretty damn quick with a sprint speed in excess of 45 knots. The video below gives you an idea of what the Freedom Class LCS looks like executing such a high-speed run.

Saudi Arabia Is Buying The Littoral Combat Ship The U.S. Navy Desperately Needs Saudi Arabia Is Buying The Littoral Combat Ship The U.S. Navy Desperately Needs

It was announced yesterday that Saudi Arabia wants to purchase four extremely up-gunned Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The deal will be worth $11.25 billion including weapons and support. This will also be the first export sale for the troubled LCS program, and these Saudi ships will be far more capable…

Watch The USS Little Rock Take The Plunge Of Her Life Watch The USS Little Rock Take The Plunge Of Her Life

Lockheed Martin officially launched the Navy’s 9th Littoral Combat Ship, the USS Little Rock (LCS-9). The almost violent side-launching affair took place yesterday at Marinette Marine’s ship-building facility along the Menominee River in Wisconsin. The occasion included all the typical ship launching fanfare,…

The Navy's Little Missiles Could Be Popping Up In Many More Places The Navy's Little Missiles Could Be Popping Up In Many More Places

This image shows the Cyclone Class coastal patrol boat USS Firebolt shooting off a $100,000 Griffin surface-to-surface missile during a training exercise in the Arabian Gulf. Different variants of the Griffin have been put to use aboard everything from ships to unmanned aircraft to Ospreys to AC-130 Gunships in recent…

The Pentagon's 'Concurrency Myth' Is Now Available In Supercarrier Size The Pentagon's 'Concurrency Myth' Is Now Available In Supercarrier Size

Concurrency isn’t coming. It’s already here. And what was once an incredibly naive high-hopes buzzword and procurement concept has now become a slur in many defense crowds. Now, after nearly downing the F-35, and causing chaos in many other defense programs, it’s trying to sink America’s newest aircraft carrier, the…

Watch The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship Get Hammered By Heavy Seas Watch The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship Get Hammered By Heavy Seas

USS Fort Worth LCS-3 hit some rough seas on its way to South Korea to take part in the annual Foal Eagle joint military exercises. It is tough to tell exactly what sea state the Navy’s second 387 foot long Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ship was transiting through, or how fast it was going, but it sure looks like one…

Navy To Call Embattled Littoral Combat Ships Frigates Because Marketing  Navy To Call Embattled Littoral Combat Ships Frigates Because Marketing 

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus thinks that the Littoral Combat Ships are so ‘misunderstood,’ not for the litany of documented issues, including the ship’s lacks offensive punch, inability defend itself against any robust aerial threat, the fact that it is way behind schedule and has major quality issues or that it is not…

End Of The 'Ghetto Navy' Is In Sight As Last USN Frigate Cruise Begins End Of The 'Ghetto Navy' Is In Sight As Last USN Frigate Cruise Begins

It is a bitter sweet moment in the annals of US Naval history-the USS Kauffman FFG-59, has set sail on its last cruise, which will also be the last time any US Navy Frigate does so. Once she returns in six months, after almost 40 years of service, the Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigates will be officially retired,…

End Of The 'Ghetto Navy' Is In Sight As Last USN Frigate Cruise Begins End Of The 'Ghetto Navy' Is In Sight As Last USN Frigate Cruise Begins

It is a bitter sweet moment in the annals of US Naval history-the USS Kauffman FFG-59, has set sail on its last cruise, which will also be the last time any US Navy Frigate does so. Once she returns in six months, after almost 40 years of service, the Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigates will be officially retired,…

Pentagon Decides To Build An Even More Confused Littoral Combat Ship Pentagon Decides To Build An Even More Confused Littoral Combat Ship

The Littoral Combat Ship saga has been just another reminder of the Pentagon’s chaotic and illogical procurement strategy. Now, after studying alternatives to the over-sized jet boat after deciding that it was a indeed a flawed concept, the DoD has come up with the laughable decision to build a more complicated and…

Launching A Warship Is Like Dropping A Toy Boat In A Bathtub Launching A Warship Is Like Dropping A Toy Boat In A Bathtub

The U.S.S. Fort Worth, the third ship in the U.S. Navy's new class of Littoral Combat Ships, launched in Marinette, Wisc. on Saturday. Who knew they treated 3,000 ton warships like toy boats in a bathtub? (H/T to Jstas!)

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