CNO to Congress on LCS: ‘We’re Going To Have To Act’

The clock is ticking on the U.S. Navy's request to Congress to change the rules so the service can buy both Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) designs. Contract offers from competitors Lockheed Martin and Austal USA expire on Dec.14, and if lawmakers don't agree to the change by then, the Navy – anxious to award construction contracts and get the program into high gear – could miss an opportunity to move ahead with both LCS types.

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