Thanks to Tiago for the link!
The US Navy really missed "the boat" when it comes to dealing with small boat swarms by bowing to the Black Shoe Navy's wishes and trying to build a ship (LCS) to deal with the threat.
Helicopters...armed helicopters are the obvious solution. I can see the desire to develop maybe a patrol boat or some other fast mover that rides the waves but a Frigate sized ship? Totally the wrong answer to a real simple problem.