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More on the American LCS warships. Gabby Giffords takes to the sea!!
"USS Gabrielle Giffords Completes Acceptance Trials"
LCS [littoral combat ships] NOT dead in the water. That number of about forty to be built, considerable numbers of the vessels already under construction.
"The MMSC modifications were numerous. Armament was much heavier .. . and [with] more extensive electronics and defensive systems than the original LCS . . . A helicopter will also be carried on the MMSC"
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"The LCS class consists of two variants -- the Freedom variant and the Independence variant -- designed and built by two industry teams."
"Each LCS will be outfitted with a single mission package made up of mission modules containing war fighting systems and support equipment. A dedicated ship crew will combine with aviation assets to deploy manned and unmanned vehicles and sensors in support of mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare, or surface warfare missions."
TOO MUCH ALREADY INVESTED IN THE WARSHIPS TO TURN BACK NOW! LCS AS ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED AND ENVISIONED NOT DO-ABLE BUT RATHER A LESSER [?] VERSION TAKES TO THE HIGH SEAS.
WINDS AT YOUR BACK LCS!