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Subject: LCS project in jeopardy?
YelliChink    9/14/2007 12:02:45 PM Yesterday's legislation, which passed 29 to 0, still must pass the Senate and the full Congress and be signed by the president. The cancellation of the ship was part of a $459 billion defense appropriations measure that funds the Pentagon through 2008 -- not including the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. "The Navy's littoral combat ship has suffered from significant cost increases and has had to be restructured by the Secretary" of the Navy, said Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii), chairman of the Appropriations defense subcommittee, in explaining the decision. ... The program has been plagued by frequent design changes, cost increases of more than 50 percent, delays and other issues.
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eldnah       9/28/2007 5:38:55 PM
Hopefully the USN will build only one each of the two GD & LM speculative designs and run them against each other before a production decision is made. Someday a contractor is going to build the weapon system it initially bid on and I suspect it will come in on cost and on specification. Then let the government cost out all the "BTW" changes it introduced the second after the contract was signed. Truth in buying.
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