Carter Confident New Littoral Combat Ship Acquisition Strategy is 'Best Path' Ahead

By Zachary M. Peterson / October 5, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The Navy's new acquisition strategy to choose one of two competing Littoral Combat Ship designs this year is the "best path ahead" to control costs in one of the sea service's most prominent new programs, the top Pentagon weapons buyer told reporters this evening. "I am absolutely confident in the new acquisition strategy," Ashton Carter said following a question-and-answer session at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. "The [strategy is the] best path ahead we saw to discipline the...

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