My Bold, Reckless and Uninformed LCS Prediction

This just in: The US Navy and Lockheed Martin have agreed to to disagree on a restructured contract for the third Littoral Combat Ship. That apparently means General Dynamics wins the LCS competition by default.

My prediction: someday, the Lockheed Martin LCS design will make a comeback. I don’t know when and I don’t know how, but big defense primes just don’t walk away from contracts of this size. Maybe General Dynamics will have a setback and Lockheed Martin will present their ship as a "risk reduction" alternative. Maybe the navy will come up with a new requirement. Who knows really, but Lockheed Martin’s LCS will be back.

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