Navy's proposed LCS decommissionings renew focus on ships' mission, maintenance issues

By Aidan Quigley / June 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM
The Navy's budget proposal to decommission four Littoral Combat Ships, all of which have been in service less than 10 years, has renewed focus on the class' reliability and mission concerns. The Navy's fiscal year 2022 budget request stated the service will decommission four Littoral Combat Ships (LCS-3,4,7 and 9) -- three monohulls and one trimaran variant. Earlier this month, the Navy launched an effort to improve the reliability and sustainability of the LCS, identifying 32 key reliability issues across...

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