Your post prompted me to check the status of the Navy's planned 2018 block buy request. It is not as clear now as it was earlier whether the Navy will submit that the way it was originally planned, but if they do, and Congress approves it, a lot of people will be surprised. "Common sense" is not governing the proceedure.
: It appears that Navy is finally awakening to
: the truth, the LCS is a useless waste of
: money, and that we need a real frigate
: (FFG). Apparently they are now looking at
: the Huntington Patrol Frigate which are
: navalized versions of the Berthoff Coast
: Guard Cutters.
: Common sense finally prevails.