House authorizers direct Navy to build three LCS ships in FY-19

By Lee Hudson / April 25, 2018 at 4:37 PM
House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee members -- in their mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill -- are directing the Navy to build three Littoral Combat Ships in fiscal year 2019 instead of the one vessel that was in the service's budget request. Subcommittee members are concerned that one LCS in FY-19 will not only damage the two shipyards -- Austal USA and Marinette Marine -- but will negatively impact pricing for the guided-missile frigate...

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