Navy stopping delivery of Freedom-class LCS after combining gear issue

By Aidan Quigley / January 21, 2021 at 4:59 PM
The Navy has stopped receipt of Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships from shipbuilder Lockheed Martin after identifying a "material defect" with the ship's combining gear. A joint Navy and Lockheed Martin team with RENK AG, the original equipment manufacturer, conducted an analysis and found the class design defect with the ship's high-speed clutch bearings, Navy spokesman Alan Baribeau said in a statement to Inside Defense . Baribeau said a design fix has been developed and is in production, which will be...

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