Friday, June 22, 2007

More Wood On The Pyre

Our good allies the Australians are adding wood to the pyre for the LCS concept.

While not directly related to the purchase of Littoral Combat Ships by the United States Navy the Australian decision to purchase Spanish F100 type AEGIS destroyers rather than an evolved Arleigh Burke design underscores what is wrong with the concept. Namely that an expensive and ultra capable vessel is not as good as more of a very good design.

The Australians are able to buy four F100 AEGIS ships rather than three of the evolved Arliegh Burkes.

You can always count on an ally like the Australians to show the way.

More of pretty damn good is better than a handful of awesome vessels that stretch deployment schedules and crews to the limit.

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