Lawmakers want to block decommissioning of five LCS in House approps bill

By Audrey Decker / June 14, 2022 at 1:04 PM
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has proposed a spending bill that would save five out of the nine Littoral Combat Ships pegged to be decommissioned in the Navy's fiscal year 2023 budget request. Language in the bill outlined Fort Worth (LCS-3), Wichita (LCS-13), Billings (LCS-15), Indianapolis (LCS-17) and St. Louis (LCS-19) as the five LCS to be saved. The legislation also directs the Navy to provide a report to Congress on ways the vessels could be repurposed for U.S. Southern...

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