The LC S program is little more than a corporate welfare program!
Once again (as in the case of the F/B-111) DOD has not yet learned a
platform can not do all missions with equal functionality. Maybe we should take a hard look at the Coasties Legend class ships or more OHP class FFGs. Also the Belknap and HMS Sheffeld demonstrate just how dangerous aluminum construction can be. Puddling, melting aluminum is really hard on equipment and sailors!