: LCS are done with procurement. Trump
: administration do not want anymore.
: Hamiltons with a 30 foot plug amidship and
: VLS is now a real possibility. Also light
: weight torpedo tubes can now also be added
: along with 76mm gun. More firepower and
: armor make this ship much more survivable.
: Also combat packages for the LCS's can be
: integrated into the Hamiltons as they will
: have same combat system. DDG can now go back
: to doing their job of protecting aircraft
: carriers. I looked at it this way in a time
: of war and you are at the pier with your
: son, hug him for as long as you can if he is
: assigned to an LCS because you are never
: going to see him again. The LCS's are the
: new They were Expendable.
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: This idea may be serious, I do not know.
: Can a Hamilton be converted to replace the
: little crappy ships? I don't know.
: Personally I wish an American Frigate
: carried some sort of torpedo & a light
: AA system, RAM or something at least; sort
: of a junior-destroyer. Also, I don't know if
: a Hamilton can carry the radar,
: communications, a CIWS, and all the other
: gear needed for the frigate mission.