Geurts: Additional LCSs in FY-19 would not change 20-ship FFG(X) buy

By Lee Hudson / May 2, 2018 at 10:42 AM
Whether Congress directs the Navy to purchase additional Littoral Combat Ships in fiscal year 2019 does not change the service's stance on buying at a minimum 20 guided-missile frigate replacement vessels. Navy acquisition executive Hondo Geurts told reporters May 2 the service has not changed the force structure assessment and its stance is the health of the LCS industrial base is a separate concern from the FFG(X) competition even though both ship classes are classified as small surface combatants. "I...

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