Mackin: Littoral Combat Ship frigate has same risks as original LCS

The modified Littoral Combat Ship the Navy refers to as a frigate is suffering from some of the same uncertainty and risk as the original LCS program. Michele Mackin, Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management at the Government Accountability Office, reported to Congress recently about the LCS frigate. She discussed her work on National Defense Week.

Michele Mackin on National Defense Week

Photo: A modified Littoral Combat Ship design based on the Austal USA Independence-class. US Navy Image

 

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