(See S. H. Swift, pp. 34–38, July 2016 Proceedings)
Remo Salta—The Pentagon and the Navy have invested so much time, effort, and money in the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) concept that it just has to work, regardless of how it performs. For a vessel that started life as a small, expendable, warship in the $250 million range, to the now frigate-sized warship costing well over $600 million each, the LCS had better work. And let’s not even talk about those expensive and much-vaunted “mission modules” that still are under development and are not fully operational.