posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 04:38 PM
reply to post by Zaphod58
If you are saying that brand new designs and form factors are perfect out of the gate, you're crazy. In fact, since the 2008 launch of the LCS -
Freedom (LCS-1), the problems with the construction (which is not typical naval construction) have been addressed.
This is from the report (linked below):
"The Navy started construction of LCS 1 and 2 without a stable design and has had to
incorporate design and production changes into follow-on seaframes. When the LCS 1 and 2
construction contracts were awarded, the basic and functional design of each seaframe were
respectively only 20 percent and 15 percent complete. Construction began 1 to 2 months
following these contract awards. This concurrent design-build strategy ultimately led to
increases in construction costs."
The fact is LCS is a strategic priority to the Navy and almost one year from now, Congress will tell the United States Navy if they will still fund
The technologies were employed on the fly. The design, however, is excellent and needed.
Read the report below...in it's entirety.
edit on 27-12-2012 by skyzeagle because: (no reason given)