Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program

Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program

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The LCS is a relatively inexpensive Navy surface combatant equipped with modular Aiplug-and-fightAi mission packages. The basic version of the LCS, without any mission packages, is referred to as the LCS sea frame. The Navy wants to field a force of 55 LCSs. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Background: The LCS in General; Two Industry Teams, Each with Its Own Design; Planned Procurement Quantities; (3) Issues for Congress: New Acquisition Strategy Announced in 9/09; Unit Procurement Cost Cap; Total Program Acquisition Cost; (4) Legislative Activity for FY 2011. Appendices: Cost Growth on LCS Sea Frames; LCS Acquisition Strategy Announced in 9/09. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand publication.The 20 LCSs procured or scheduled to be procured in the six-year period FY2010-FY2015 are being acquired under a dual-award acquisition strategy. ... a cruiser called the CG(X) for the air defense and ballistic missile mission, and a smaller combatant called the Littoral ... fleet, see Congressional Research Service 1 Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program Introduction Background The LCS in General.

Title:Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program
Author:Ronald O'Rourke
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-05


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