- The first LCS was commissioned in 2008.
- There are 14 commissioned LCS, 7 of each variant.
- The LCS fleet has a total of 53 commission-years.
- The LCS fleet has performed 3 deployments.
- No LCS deployed in 2018.
- No LCS has ever participated in a mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise – MCM being one of the three primary missions.
- No LCS has ever participated in an anti-submarine (ASW) exercise – ASW being one of the three primary missions.
- No module exists yet in a useful, effective form. ASuW consists of two 30 mm machine guns, a RHIB, and a helo/UAV – utterly ineffective. ASW and MCM are still under development.
Monday, January 14, 2019
LCS Idle Thoughts
Here’s a few idle thoughts about the LCS: