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USN changes LCS crew makeup and looks to cut contractor force

19 October 2017

In the wake of recalibrating the basic crew makeup and size for its Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs), the US Navy (USN) is looking to decrease the number of civilian contractors the programme relies on to sustain LCS maintenance and operations, Captain Tom Workman, the LCS implementation team leader, told Jane’s .

The resetting the core crew size and efforts to cut down on the number of contractors are the result of findings and changes due to the recent USN review of LCS operations and development, Capt Workman said.

“When we initiated the changes because of the review,” he said, “we also fused the crew”.

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