US #Navy has determined the chronic combining gear problems afflicting Freedom-class #LCS #Littoral Combat Ships is a "class design defect." This means all ships beginning with MILWAUKEE LCS5 need to have a fix installed, and deliveries of new LCSs will be on hold pending the fix pic.twitter.com/gYb9cCW6uK

— Chris Cavas (@CavasShips) January 19, 2021