Everything I’ve read about the littoral combat ship has been bad. It is too lightly armored and vulnerable in its close-in mission profile to shore launched missiles and shallow water mines. The do-everything concept doesn’t work yet. It failed in the Army’s FCS and it isn’t looking good for mission modules either.
So, one ship can do every mission, have no armor and not use any support...okay.
Aren’t we to the point where we could build a really fast and agile drone that would blow the doors off an F-35?
It’s hard to know what to think of this kind of news. Is this a press release by a lobbying firm working for defense contractors sucking at the government teat? Is this the top brass who after careful analysis feel the need to warn Americans about a severe reduction in our capability or are these the top brass who after a long career signing off on invoices are now looking forward to lucrative ‘consulting’ careers in retirement?
Actually if the Gubment would end the welfare programs, the military budget could be increased significantly. Ah dreams are nice to have.