A ship before its time?

Or is the LCS just too much of a good idea, rather than a practical one? Reality meets theory in a hard way:

As Defense News’ naval man Christopher P. Cavas has revealed in a series of extraordinary reports, the bottom has dropped out of the LCS stock inside the service, which quietly worries the ships can’t do several of the key things for which they were designed: Deploy with small, highly expert crews; quickly and easily swap their mission equipment in foreign ports; or keep the ships in fighting shape on an extended voyage at sea.

From DoD Buzz here. (You can jump from there to the Canvas story.)

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