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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 12:30 p.m. PST

…Acceptance Trials

"Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine successfully completed acceptance trials on the future USS Little Rock (LCS 9), on Aug. 25. The future USS Little Rock, the fifth Freedom-variant LCS built by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine, completed acceptance trials with the highest score of any Freedom-variant LCS to date, earning the right to fly brooms atop its mast signifying a clean sweep of the ship's sea trials.

"Our team has raised the bar for Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship performance," said Joe DePietro, vice president of small surface combatants and ship systems. "This was an exceptional trial the best of the class to date, thanks to the extraordinary contributions of all Freedom-variant LCS teammates."

The five-day trials, conducted in port and at sea by the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), represent the last major milestone before the ship's delivery. During the trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the LCS intended to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling, and auxiliary systems…"


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Generalstoner49 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 7:00 p.m. PST

Ugggh. Another little crappy ship for a fleet that needs larger sea going assets.

StarCruiser01 Sep 2017 7:09 p.m. PST

Hey! Don't complaining 'bout that! These GLORIOUS ships will make the Military Industrial Complex richer.

(Little Crappy Ships indeed!)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 11:18 a.m. PST



doug redshirt02 Sep 2017 2:56 p.m. PST

You can put A-1 sauce on a hamburger, still not prime rib is it. You can call this thing a ship, still doesnt make it a war ship.

coopman Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 4:02 p.m. PST

I'm sure that it will be dead in the water shortly.

Lion in the Stars02 Sep 2017 6:15 p.m. PST

@Coopman: No bet.

Dunno what it is about that design powerpack, but it sucks worse than the cast-in-bronze, derated Wakashaw diesels in my shooting buddy's Vietnam-vintage minesweeper.

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