posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 06:21 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
I could never see the point of the class. If they wanted something small there's plenty of very capable corvettes already out there. If they wanted
something adaptable fine, spec it properly and go for it but there's no way you can have something that's going to be capable of long deployments,
work in the shallows, be good at mine hunting, the be able to switch to the anti submarine duties of a frigate on the same rotation. The "plug and
play" adaptable idea is fine but then you need to have enough hulls to cover those rolls concurrently or you're going to leave yourself short
There just seems like there's going to be such a capability gap between the LCS boats and then Arliegh Burkes, Tico, CCX etc.