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Littoral Combat Ship: Still relevant?

As one of the largest ship building programmes undertaken by the US Navy, the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) has a lot to live up to. There is no doubt that LCS represents a revolutionary approach to flexible concepts of operation; however, with the US Navy now changing tack on the programme and doubt being cast on the fleet’s capabilities, is it time to consider the possibility that LCS has turned out to be an expensive experiment that is struggling to deliver?

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