From our buddy over at ELP.
LCS - the gift that keeps giving. Roll in the fail.On another note, this from insidedefense.com (subscription).Pentagon Waives Testing Requirement For Navy's Littoral Combat Ship
The Pentagon has waived the statutory requirement for full-up, system-level survivability testing of the Littoral Combat Ship because it would be "unreasonably expensive" and "impractical," a decision blessed by the Defense Department's top weapons tester, DOD officials say.
I guess putting Sailors in combat not knowing the ability of their "warship" to actually do that "overseas contingency operation" thingy is asking too much. Making sure you can explain to the family members of those killed in combat why their sons and daughters are at the bottom of the sea is "unreasonably expensive" and "impractical."
I'll let you answer that question in front of a Senate investigation committee sometime later this decade or next.