Cost Not the Single Factor In Navy's Pending Littoral Combat Ship Downselect

By Zachary M. Peterson / December 9, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Though the Navy altered its original acquisition plan for the nascent class of Littoral Combat Ships earlier this year citing cost concerns, the price of the two competing designs will not be the single factor in determining which hull is ultimately selected by next summer, service officials said today. "Cost is important to us. Obviously the reason we went to this particular strategy was because the costs of the ships were not going down as fast as we had expected...

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