Amphibious warship industrial base is 'underutilized' as LPD procurement pause drags on

By Nick Wilson / January 22, 2024 at 12:05 PM
With little certainty in the Pentagon's amphibious warship procurement plans, the builders and suppliers that produce these ships are holding their breath as they wait for Congress to complete fiscal year 2024 spending legislation and the Navy to provide a clear shipbuilding forecast. As workforce and supply chain challenges abound across the domestic shipbuilding industry, many companies in the amphibious warship supply chain are retaining excess production capacity as they wait for the government to send them more work, according...

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