WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The decision to endorse the recommendation to move forward with a littoral combat ship (LCS) that is multi-mission capable, more lethal, and survivable, will bring additional capability to the fleet.
By design, the LCS was meant to be flexible and adaptable, which allows the ship to evolve and outpace emerging threats. This decision confirms the ships' original concept.
LCS will remain an affordable platform that provides presence worldwide and strengthens our vital maritime partnerships.
We are very pleased with the progress of the LCS program and this decision will make it an even more effective platform to support combatant commanders' requirements.