Navy failed to meet deadline for third-party submarine VLS work

By Audrey Decker / July 19, 2022 at 1:01 PM
Due to a systemic change in the Navy's insurance policy, the service failed to meet its June 1 deadline to have a third party conduct work on its submarines' vertical launch systems. This issue is slowing down submarine maintenance “as we speak,” according to Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), chairman of the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee and a member of the readiness subcommittee. The Navy is refusing to provide unusually hazardous risk indemnification for work on attack...

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