Seven years into the roll out of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) the growth pains continue. The design, function, and reliability are all under not-so-friendly fire from Senators. The recent engineering failures, while acceptable in new ship design, have brought closed scrutiny to the whole program. The ability to survive in combat and missions that should be assigned do not seem to be marrying up with this highly touted ship. There appears to be an issue of over promising and under preforming in this ship program. This has brought Congressional oversight into play as you can read here.
Senators McCain, Reed Blast Littoral Combat Ship Development in Letter to Navy Leaders