By Jeremy Herb - 04/30/12 08:15 PM EDT
GOP Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and Democratic Sen. Carl Levin (Mich.) sent a letter to the GAO asking for a review of the program, including problems with the ship’s frame and its three different mission configurations.
McCain said there were concerns that the Navy had deployed an LCS without completing testing to ensure the ship’s effectiveness and survivability, as well as questions about construction of the ship getting out of sync in the coming years.
But a report from Project on Government Oversight this month, based on Navy documents and an Aviation Week report, found "serious problems with critical ship-wide systems, including rampant corrosion and flooding."
Hunter’s amendment passed the subcommittee unanimously and was included in the Defense authorization bill that’s set to be marked up in full committee next week.