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Document: SASC Letter to Navy, DoD Leaders ‘Expressing Concern’ with LCS Mine Countermeasure Package Performance

The following is an Aug. 31, 2015 letter from Senate Armed Services Committee leaders chairman Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and ranking member Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) to Department of Defense Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert on the Mine Countermeasures package for the Littoral Combat Ship. 

  • publius_maximus_III

    Good for our Senators. I’ve already written my Senator, who is on this committee, to thank him for his efforts.

    If the ongoing technical evaluations of this mission package in Panama City, FL are showing a MTBF of 18 to 25 hours, and the Navy’s target is 75 hours, I’d say they have a MAJOR problem with reliability. They will be spending almost as much time fixing the equipment as they will be using it, if such a flawed system goes into service without major improvements.

    • old guy

      NAVSEA has a 2 for 2 failure record in the “USS CAPSIZE” (DD1000) and LCS HUNK-A-JUNK. Soon to be followed by a new helo carrier,.

      • Secundius

        @ old guy.

        Like the Original Gerald Ford, “Falling Down” a Air Tram Staircase. This version, Gerald Ford seems to be having the “Same Problem” on a Horizontal Staircase at Sea…

  • old guy

    The Lovely Cruise Ship (LCS) HUNK-A-JUNK would make a lovely yacht for all of the senators an congressman that took “CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS” from the “K’street mafia. This pitiful effort to exonerate themselves from their despicable roles surprises no one.

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