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LAUGHABLE: NAVY ADMIRAL FIRES BACK OVER LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP CRITICISM

http://nation.time.com/2012/10/12/return-fire-on-the-navys-littoral-combat-ship/ Is it just me or does this piece actually further hurt the case for the embattled LCS instead of helping it? I hate this convoluted program with a passion. Just build a damn mine hunter for a fraction of … Read the rest of this entry

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ROMNEY’S PLAN FOR THE NAVY TAKES SHAPE… SORT OF…

Defensenews.com has a fantastic interview with Mitt Romney’s key Naval advisor, John Lehman, about what exactly a President Romney’s larger and more cash flush US Navy would look. Here are the highlights: Increase yearly ship building from nine hulls to … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: JUNE 5th, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: UPDATE ON NAVAIR’S F-5N WING CRACKING ISSUE Original post: http://aviationintel.com/2012/06/03/exclusive-navairs-f-5n-fleet-grounded-due-to-extensive-wing-cracking/ Apparently the F-5N’s wing cracking issue which resulted in an immediate stand-down of what is the backbone of the USN and USMC aggressor force is caused by cracked LAU-7 … Read the rest of this entry

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THOUGHTS ON AVIATION WEEK’S SCATHING NARRATIVE ON THE FREEDOM CLASS LCS AND POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES TO IT

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_05_09_2012_p0-456228.xml&p=1 We know the LCS concept is both controversial and marred with strange capability gaps and quality control issues, but the piece linked above, written by Michael Fabey over at Aviation Week, really gives us a raw view into this … Read the rest of this entry

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