Is the Littoral Combat Ship One of the Worst Warships Ever?
The National Interest -

David Axe

Technology, Americas

A terrible investment.

Key point: They are expensive and weak. In fact, the Navy doesn't even want them.

After spending $30 billion over a period of around two decades, the U.S. Navy has managed to acquire just 35 of the 3,000-ton-displacement vessels.

Sixteen were in service as of late 2018. Of those 16, four are test ships. Six are training ships. In 2019 just six LCSs, in theory, are deployable.

While that number should increase as the remaining ships in the...

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