The Navy has identified a slew of modifications for its Littoral Combat Ship program and is requesting $70 million in fiscal year 2019 to begin tackling those projects.
Rear Adm. John Neagley, program executive officer for LCS, told Inside the Navy during an October interview the service outlined a list of capabilities including command and control and electronic maneuver warfare that can easily be adapted to the ship.
“We have a series of systems we’re working through as part of the budget process to put as part of the modernization plan to improve the capability of the ships,” he said.
The FY-19 funding line pays for mandatory safety design changes, cyber security remediation actions, habitability modifications, and obsolescence and reliability resolution, according to budget justification documents. The effort will cost taxpayers $1.2 billion over the future years defense plan.
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Source: Lee Hudson | Inside Defense