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Pentagon admits: Navy's newest warship can't survive combat
17 January, 2013

The Navy is sending one if its newest combat ships overseas, even though the Pentagon knows the ship's guns don’t properly function and is unsure whether the ship can even survive combat.

The USS Freedom, one of the newest class of Littoral Combat Ships, has long been unable to pass inspections. The ship, which was commissioned in 2008, was designed to fight massive enemy fleets and is said to be one of the fastest ships in the Navy. The USS Freedom cost the US government $670.4 million – but the expensive vessel has failed many of its inspections.

In May 2012, the Navy inspection report disclosed that the ship had failed 14 of 28 inspection tests, including an assessment of its fire-fighting systems, communications, electrical systems and forward propulsion. But even eight months later, the ship continues to have its problems.

J. Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department’s director of operational test and evaluation, revealed his concerns in an annual study released by Congress on Tuesday. Gilmore believes the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is still “not expected to be survivable” in combat. He first expressed his concerns in 2011 when he predicted the ship would not survive “in a hostile combat environment.”

Additionally, the ship’s 30mm and 57mm onboard guns “exhibit reliability problems” and may be dysfunctional while the ship is traveling at high speeds, making self-defense a problem, Gilmore reports.

Regardless of the failed inspection tests and the director’s concerns, the Navy has sent the USS Freedom overseas for the next eight months. The ship is currently on its way to Singapore, where it will remain stationed as part of the Obama administration’s attempt to provide greater focus on Asia. The ship’s crew will also take the time to get to know and understand how the ship works – as well as discover any other problems it may have.

“We’re going to learn a lot of lessons from this deployment,” Vice Admiral Tom Copeman told Defense & Security Intelligence & Analysis. “Do we have the best strategies for maintaining the ship? Is our strategy for how we’re going to do the crew swap correct? Logistics, maintenance, spare parts: do we have that right?”

But in the case that the ship were to get attacked, it faces a very real chance of being unable to defend itself.

Even though the LCS ship has been proven a flawed design, the US still plans to purchase more of them. The Navy wants to buy 55 of the new combat ships, including an alternate design of the USS Independence, which costs about $808.8 million per piece.

A Navy spokesperson told Wired that the Pentagon is aware of the ship’s problems and is in the process of addressing them. Even so, sending the USS Freedom to foreign waters for learning purposes is a risky choice on part of the Navy.
http://rt.com/usa/news/combat-ship-navy-freedom-163/

It's really getting embarrassing...no?
But I quess it still can be used for you guys to keep the rest of this planet safe from pirates in rubber boats...that is, if they are not to many and not to heavily armed of course.

Naaah..forget what I said, other nations already are doing a much better job in doing that.
You guys would probably end up destroying more precious nature...reefs and so...or just collide with or obstruct the ones doing the job.

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The yanks are shit at all things war.

They love to play it, but they seriously suck at it.

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Pansi wrote:
The yanks are shit at all things war.

They love to play it, but they seriously suck at it.


It seems you are TOTALLY clueless when it comes to the US military, or are completely ignorant of all US military actions over the past 20 years.

The last time the US went all out in war, we dropped 2 nukes on Japan.

More recently, the US only used volunteers, and whipped the 4TH largest army in the WORLD like it wasnt there. (1st Iraq war)

If thats "sucking" at war, then no wonder Russia, China and the rest of the countries that consider the US a rival, are so freaked out by the US military. ROFL!!

Fuck, China just got their 1ST Aircraft carrier, a 3rd hand Russian castoff, and in the time it took China to get it able to run, the US built several ENTIRE Battle Groups.

Some people are simply so blinded by their bias, that cant even admit basic facts. :doh:
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DCRocks wrote:
Pansi wrote:
The yanks are shit at all things war.

They love to play it, but they seriously suck at it.


It seems you are TOTALLY clueless when it comes to the US military, or are completely ignorant of all US military actions over the past 20 years.

The last time the US went all out in war, we dropped 2 nukes on Japan.

More recently, the US only used volunteers, and whipped the 4TH largest army in the WORLD like it wasnt there. (1st Iraq war)

If thats "sucking" at war, then no wonder Russia, China and the rest of the countries that consider the US a rival, are so freaked out by the US military. ROFL!!

Fuck, China just got their 1ST Aircraft carrier, a 3rd hand Russian castoff, and in the time it took China to get it able to run, the US built several ENTIRE Battle Groups.

Some people are simply so blinded by their bias, that cant even admit basic facts. :doh:


DC what is your reference for Iraq being the 4th largest army in the world? By wiki's info it is 9th, behind:
China, European Union, USA, India, North Korea, Russia, Pakistanand South Korea. Is this the type of fact that you would consider basic?

You use the term 'volunteers' to describe Imperialist Yankee military aggressors, did they not get paid? Was knitting or sewing their primary occupation?

Is it not so that you have implemented exit strategies (surrender) in all of your recent forays? You should consider playing your war games with figurines next time as they are less expensive.
birds have their own pov


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