Modularity, the Littoral Combat Ship and the future of the United States Navy

Lexington Institute Paper, "Modularity, the Littoral Combat Ship and the Future of The United States Navy" is available here.

The Lexington Institute paper provides a general overview and somewhat one-sided assessment of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The paper is very limited on its treatment of the origins of the concept, the early debate over the programme, and the questions that still remain about the key issues. For a more detailed and expansive analysis of the LCS, I recommend the following article:

Robert O. Work, "Naval Transformation and the Littoral Combat Ship," Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, , February 2004.