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LCS Little Rock Temporarily Loses Power During Sea Trails

The Navy Spokesperson informed that the USS LCS Little Rock on January 22 lost power for some time during sea trials and had to return to Mayport. The ship left Mayport on January 21 for conducting contractor’s trials.

It lost power for some time during the trials and had to return to the naval station. During the trials engineering malfunctions were identified that cause to lose power. The Navy is investigating the roost cause for the engineering malfunction. The Navy will investigate the incident from all aspects. The Little Rock previously has suffered from gear failure which led to halt in sea operations. Later, the Lockheed Martin-led industrial team and Naval Sea Systems Command developed new gear design.

The ship departed for its maiden deployment but has to return in just six week due to combining gear failure. The Navy acknowledged issue and stopped accepting the gear design from Lockheed Martin. A year later, Navy announced that RENK is developing the combining gear and put the issue behind. Recently, LCS lost power for some time during the trials and had to return to the naval station.

During the trials engineering malfunctions were identified that cause to lose power The future of Little Rock is unclear as the Navy in 2022 fiscal budget asked to decommission both the old LCS Detroit due to significant repairing costs and damage caused to the ship during the propulsion failure.

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