Poor thinking; poor planning and defective design work. That is the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).
Take a look over at Aviation Week on some of the best reporting I have seen in a long time for a trade-press-magazine.
Michael Fabey writes about the LCS program project management incompetence with the Freedom-class.
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1) USS Freedom is plagued by extensive corrosion and manufacturing issues more recent and serious than anything the Pentagon or prime contractor Lockheed Martin has publicly acknowledged thus far.
The Navy, and the builder tell us not to worry. Yes there are problems. Yes they are fixing them.
I'm not convinced. Cancelling the program would be a gift.