New Littoral Combat Ship manning concept will cost Navy additional $245M over five years

By Lee Hudson / August 16, 2017 at 3:37 PM
Shifting the Navy's manning strategy for the Littoral Combat Ship will cost the service an additional $245 million over the next five years, according to a service spokesman. Initially, the service was using a 3:2:1 concept as three crews rotated between two ships. One ship would be deployed for an extended period, while the other ship is stateside for workups and training. Now, LCS crews will use a new "Blue/Gold Plus" construct, which creates six four-ship divisions of the same...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.