LCS has been taking a beating, from the cut in production numbers from 52 to 32 ships to the recent U.S. House Armed Services Committee request to slow their rate of product. In Sea Control 33 Matthew Hipple discusses with Zack Howitt about his Proceedings article, “It’s Time for a Sea Control Frigate,” and his thoughts on what a replacement should look like, and what one might cost.
By the way, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to inform you about the publication of Sea Control 32 by Alexander Clarke, Principal Researcher of the Phoenix Think Tank because of occupational reasons. He discussed Naval Escorts with CDR Paul Fisher (Royal Navy, retired) and CIMSEC associate editor Chris Stockdale.
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