Navy's troubled system for rescuing Littoral Overcome Ship

Posted Sunday, June 7th 2015 at 5:00am

Flickr/US NavyThe littoral fight ship USS FreedomWhen former Protection Secretary Chuck Hagel paused littoral battle ship contract negotiations in 2014 to glimpse at choices to the vessel, some imagined it portended the early finish of a ship maligned for its perceived vulnerability and lack of beat prowess.
But afterwards that 12 months, the Navy doubled down on the vessel. Alternatively of reducing down the system of history, the provider will procure the full fifty two-ship obtain, and the final 20 ships will be outfitted with beefed up weapons, sensors and armor, Main of Naval Functions Adm. Jonathan Greenert introduced in December.
The provider has not however cemented what certain upgrades will be included on to the modified USS Freedom and Independence variants, but officials say the ships will present a leap in advance in fight functionality. The Navy will deliver its acquisition timeline to the office of the secretary of defense Could one.

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