Got a source for that, except that blog? Because the article starts by quoting itself - which is always a good sign - and I can't find the same content anywhere else, except on Freep bluntly copy-pasting the article above.
Now, absence of proof is no proof of absence, but same-date news from more official sources paint a slightly less straightforward picture: from what I understand, the first four LCS ships will be turned to non-deployable status
and used for training and tests, while more sailors will be assigned to the program to start a major training build-up
following the engineering incidents of last month which caused all ships to be temporarily stood down
. Nothing on the program stopping altogether.
Now granted, there was an announcement on mission profiles being reduced by ship division, but this seems related to crew training rather than the module sub-programs per se
. An engineering review is due in 1 or 2 months, so we should expect more alarmist headlines by that time.
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: Soviet and other Cold War designs 1990-2020.