Navy announces LCS combining gear fix successfully implemented and tested on LCS-21

By Aidan Quigley / November 18, 2021 at 5:07 PM
The Navy announced Thursday that a fix to the combing gear issue that has been plaguing the Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship was successfully tested on the Littoral Combat Ship Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS-21). The service announced in January it had stopped receipt of the Freedom-class LCS from shipbuilder Lockheed Martin after identifying a “material defect” with the ship’s combining gear, specifically the high-speed clutch bearings. The Navy accepted LCS-21 on Thursday after rigorous testing of the fixed combining gear, acting Navy...

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