Littoral Combat ship extensive engine damage in gears box

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    $528M and they couldn't spend a few dollars on an automatic lubrication system?

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    Isn't this the same class that the first ship of had to be dry docked because they decided not to install galvanic isolators?
     
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    Seems like it. Scary isn't it?
     
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    those 50cal stations look about as out in the open as possible for the swabs who would be manning them.

    Its nearly a parabolic focus point for ricochets.

    Being out in the open during anti-sub operations is one thing, but with a 50cal you gotta figure it would be against someone able to shoot back with something similar.
     

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    Being a lightly armored ship, it wont survive a direct hit is what I hear in the video.
    It needs to be light I suppose to be fast, but artillery, missiles, are so very much faster.
    IMO, a boondoggle of a ship.

    I suppose it fills a need when coming up against terrorists in ultrafast small light boats full of high explosives?? So then who is the sitting duck? And what is the point really?
    US military spends hundreds of millions-billions to combat enemies spending tens of thousands.
     
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