ComNavOps has obtained a recording of the Navy’s new frigate evaluation committee’s first meeting. Here’s the transcript.
Civilian Chairman Burrow : OK, settle down. You all know why we’re here …
Chorus of Voices : New LCS!
Burrow : Exactly!
Lone Voice From The Back of the Room : I thought we were going to look at combat capable frigate designs?
Chorus : - near hysterical laughter -
Burrow : “Combat capable”?!? Oh, geez, you Navy guys crack me up. That’s a good one!
Burrow : You do have a point, though. We’re supposed to look at alternatives so …
Chorus : New LCS!
Burrow : That’s what I’m talking about! We’re making great progress. You know, though, we can’t just recommend the same LCS so we …
Chorus : Big New LCS!
Burrow : I love you guys!
Burrow : All right, we’ve got this thing pretty well locked down so let’s call it a day and head down to the Lockheed hospitality suite for happy hour massages.