The rolling wreck of fail that is LCS and all its exquisite theory continues - as it was foretold.
We know that the ASW MOD is on Plan C (or is it D, hard to tell), and the ASUW MOD is in an existential crisis of some kind TBD.
Back in May though - at least for the Brave New World of DASH ... errr ... I mean Fire Scout, we had this from the CNO.
We also achieved the early operational deployment of the MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Air Vehicle,... and then she was shot down.
I know - things happen in "overseas contingency operations that are not conflict but are a kinetic thingyabob" - especially to those things that can't evade hostile fire even if they can see it.
Well - amazing what can happen in six weeks.
The Pentagon's top weapons tester criticized the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter drone as unreliable in combat situations and only good for collecting non-time-sensitive data, according to a June 24 report submitted to the congressional defense committees.BTW - if anyone can find the testimony as a whole - please send it to me. There has to be more "there there" from the DOT&E bubbas.
Of course, we saw through the hype years ago - but we knew that eventually they couldn't hide behind the PPT forever.
More free beer for the front porch - just take it over to the far corner - the cooler between LT B and Sid looks about empty. Byron was supposed to fill it up, but he wandered off a bit ago mumbl'n about needing to take his Poofy dogs to the groomer or some such.
Hat tip IndustrySpy.