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US Navy’s Half Billion Dollar Warship Suffers Two Engine Failures in First Days

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In the first three days after the vaunted littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Montgomery was commissioned the warship suffered two engine casualties threatening to delay a pinnacle component to America’s naval superiority strategy.

The Navy’s newest littoral combat ship suffered consecutive engine casualties in the first three days following its commissioning ceremony forcing the ship to abandon its transit to San Diego and return to Florida for emergency repairs.

The USS Montgomery (LCS-8) became the third littoral combat ship in three weeks to suffer major engine failures calling into question the viability of the expensive program of half-billion dollar battleships that has been a pinnacle of the US Navy’s offensive military strategy in recent years. – READ MORE

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