This Lousy Warship Is Why China Beat the Navy in a South China Sea 'War'
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David Axe


At least in the simulations.

Key point: The Littoral Combat Ship did not perform as expected.

The U.S. Navy in late 2019 or 2020 expects to select a shipyard to build the fleet’s new guided-missile frigate.

The 20 heavily-armed frigates will replace roughly half of the 50 or so Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that the Navy had planned to buy before realizing that the lightly-armed LCS likely couldn’t survive in a major shooting war.

Just how vulnerable is the LCS?

In 2013...

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