Calling the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat a ‘Frigate’ Doesn’t Make It Any Less Crappy
War Is Boring

I recall when the Perry class (FFG-7 )frigate was first proposed, it was conceived as a “coastal patrol frigate”, but by the time of sea trials, they dropped that and pressed them into service in the main fleet, despite their lack of supply storage, inability to host both planned helos, inability to keep up with a carrier battle group under full steam, etc. But they patched some of those shortcomings over time (thus the five “flights” during the class’ construction history).

This has a similar scent to it. Be interesting where this ends up 10–20 years from now.