GAO recommends delaying procurement of Flight III destroyers

August 4, 2016 at 3:42 PM
Government auditors are recommending the Defense Department delay procurement of the Navy's Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers until more is known about the upgraded ship's design and cost. In a report released Aug. 4 , the Government Accountability Office recommends putting off procurement of the first Flight III DDG-51 destroyer -- planned for fiscal year 2016 -- "until detail design is sufficiently complete to allow the government to have a more thorough understanding of the costs and risks associated with...

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