“After spending 16 years and billions of dollars, the US Navy seems to have recognized that the LCS coastal combat vessel program is seen as a total failure,” says columnist Jared Keller.
More than that, the journalist indicates that the new Corvettes are not suitable for military operations. It was already in 2014 when the US was forced to reduce the order for its production because it was not sure of its effectiveness.
Meanwhile, LCS ships already produced are always in maintenance and need refinement.
According to the information of the US Naval University, in 2018 the US Marines are not capable of deploying any coastal combat vessel.
Among the main flaws of the Task and Purpose vessels, it mentions the deficiency of combat equipment, insufficient missile defence capabilities and the lack of a defence system capable of reducing the damage in the event that the ship receives an intense blow.
“None of the modifications of LCS will endure a close fight,” the columnist points out.
Previously, the US Department of Defense recognized that coastal combat vessels showed poor results during the tests and were found to have numerous damages.
Source: Mundo Sputnik News