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US Navy does not change plans for LCS

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US Navy does not change plans for LCS

The head of the United States Navy Procurement Office, Sean Stackley, said that the fleet's order for the acquisition of 52 coastal warships LCS remains "solid", reports danbuzz.com on January 16. Earlier, the media reported a preliminary decision by the Pentagon to reduce the number of ships to 32 units.


“We will not consider the budget framework for 2015 for the year until it comes. We have plans to purchase 52 ships, construction and operational testing is on schedule, ”Stackley said.

However, the LCS program has become a center of controversy in the Navy itself, as well as among analysts and lawmakers. Last year, in the internal report of the Navy, doubts were expressed about the possibility of the full implementation of the program.

The 37 billion-dollar program, launched since 2002, aims to create and build new-generation ships capable of operating effectively off the coast of the enemy and designed to conduct anti-ship, anti-submarine, anti-mine and other operations. The Navy plans to purchase 52 ships of this class, the cost of their construction will take a large percentage of the costs of the Navy, some of which could go to the construction of surface ships of other classes.

Ships of this class are divided into two types - Freedom (photo above) and Independence (photo below), designed and built by two shipbuilding teams, led by Lockheed Martin and Austal respectively. The contracts were awarded 29 on December 2010 of the year, each group received an order for the construction of 10 ships each.

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  1. klimpopov
    klimpopov 17 January 2014 10: 32
    +3
    The second photo. The ship looks like a house made of concrete)))) Although futuristic.
  2. Archikah
    Archikah 17 January 2014 10: 37
    +5
    So many problems with this futurism they have. The Yankees clutch their heads. But here refuse the order. They cannot afford this. It's no secret that warriors also warm their hands on these orders. And then soon retire and where. On retire. But no. all of them involved in these orders will go to work in the same companies. Advisers, managers and more. So the order will not be removed or reduced. Although there is an ass op in many ways. fool
    1. Gluxar_
      Gluxar_ 17 January 2014 20: 53
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      Quote: Archikah
      So many problems with this futurism they have. The Yankees clutch their heads. But here refuse the order. They cannot afford this. It's no secret that warriors also warm their hands on these orders. And then soon retire and where. On retire. But no. all of them involved in these orders will go to work in the same companies. Advisers, managers and more. So the order will not be removed or reduced. Although there is an ass op in many ways.

      YES, let them at least increase. 32 billion for 52 "patrol boats" are not included in the estimate. Someone thought that 32 billion is well divided into 32 ships, what a symmetry.
      One ship, one billion ... + several warheads, each worth up to 200 million apiece ... when you draw money for yourself, then you begin to lose contact with reality.
  3. Stiletto
    Stiletto 17 January 2014 10: 38
    +4
    Quote: klimpopov
    The second photo. The ship looks like a house made of concrete)))) Although futuristic.


    But only this "concrete" in seawater melts at a terrible speed (we have already written about this problem here). But the printing press in the States still works faster ... bully
    1. klimpopov
      klimpopov 17 January 2014 10: 44
      +1
      But only this "concrete" melts in sea water at a terrible speed (p

      Yes, yes I read ...
    2. clidon
      clidon 17 January 2014 20: 21
      0
      Already repairing that ship. Moreover, the problem was identified back in 2011, now for several million bucks the cathodic protection is bungled. More talk.
  4. mountain
    mountain 17 January 2014 11: 22
    0
    They are already building concrete, they have lived. wassat To be afraid that they will come to them with questions. am
  5. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 17 January 2014 11: 38
    0
    Judging by what was written earlier, problematic boats. Only a series is something very big. Maybe they don’t agree?
  6. kelevra
    kelevra 17 January 2014 11: 51
    0
    It's hard to admit mistakes!
  7. patsantre
    patsantre 17 January 2014 12: 26
    +3
    Yes, they do not spit where, with all the latest technology problems. This is normal, given their manufacturability. We may not have a better situation. The frigate 22350 is still sausage with weapons, it’s been built for 7 years and cannot go on for 4 years trials. With Severodvinsk and the mace, a similar story, you yourself know. And with PAK FA everything is not smooth, they are silent about it. They will bring to mind what we have and what they have.
  8. stalker
    stalker 17 January 2014 15: 47
    +2
    how ugly he is))
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    2. Gluxar_
      Gluxar_ 17 January 2014 20: 55
      +3
      Quote: stalker
      how ugly he is))

      Well, the first one is quite nice and at least a little like a warship that can withstand hitting "at least something".
      1. stalker
        stalker 19 January 2014 17: 44
        0
        I agree, I mean the second)
  9. silver_roman
    silver_roman 17 January 2014 16: 50
    +1
    Of course the series is impressive!
  10. duchy
    duchy 17 January 2014 18: 43
    -3
    stalker sorry !! what I wanted to put + but I missed, I confess, the ships are ugly as in their intended purpose, judging by the landing deck, this is for the "convention planes", which means invaders, occupiers, etc. Obviously, the convolutions of the order price from them have moved out, a piece of "cake", hefty fat. want everything and all in one at once. laughing
  11. duchy
    duchy 17 January 2014 23: 03
    -1
    Write with what you do not agree. Encrypt Yanks? wassat
    1. patsantre
      patsantre 18 January 2014 19: 34
      -1
      Where is it said that it is for convertiplanes? Before you carry the ravings, they would ask about the purpose of the ships.
  12. alone
    alone 17 January 2014 23: 31
    0
    ships are like ships. a little unusual, but it does not change the essence.
  13. duchy
    duchy 19 January 2014 13: 58
    0
    Well, explain it, since it’s so competent. what
    1. patsantre
      patsantre 19 January 2014 15: 54
      0
      In Google banned?