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LCS is in a ‘good place’ but capabilities are not being maximised, says CNO

3rd March 2020 - 15:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in San Diego


The USN Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) used the Sea Service Chiefs Town Hall at AFCEA West 2020 on 2 March to address the current status and future plans for the fleet of Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs).

Comments by ADM Michael Gilday followed recent FY2021 budget recommendations to decommission the first four LCS platforms.

‘We’re going to have a fleet of 31 Littoral Combat Ships,’ Gilday began. ‘So the question is: What are we going to do with those ships?’

He described the current situation as ‘a good place’, with plans to base 14 ships on the east coast

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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