DOT&E has panned the sonar that the LCS MCM module was trying to use. So, what does the Navy do? Order more of them, of course! From the defense.gov website,
“Raytheon Co., Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $20,406,692 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-6302) to exercise options for the procurement of four AN/AQS-20A sonar, mine detecting sets.”
So, the AQS-20A sonar which doesn’t meet specifications, costs $5.1M each. Seems like a wise use of taxpayer money. I cannot believe how screwed up Navy procurement is.