Littoral Combat Ship

Navy Accepts Delivery of ‘Not Combat Survivable’ USS Gabrielle Giffords

The Navy took the last step before commissioning, when it took possession of USS Gabrielle Giffords, named for the former congresswoman, and the ninth hull of the $34 billion Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, a class of warships with so little firepower that to survive, they must outrun the enemy.

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