Well, it appears that it's official now. The Navy is adding 20 to the core crew size as predicted in one of our earlier posts. Of course, finding room to fit the additional berths, galley capacity, showers, heads, laundry, water storage, food storage and all the other things required to support each sailor will be a challenge.
This is also just about the last nail in the coffin of the original LCS concept. Let's check the original design scorecard ...
* low cost - failed
* minimal manning - failed
* high speed - passed
* mothership to off-board sensors and weapons - failed
* littoral dominating warship - failed
Hopefully, this program will be terminated after the initial 24 LCS are built, if not before.