Navy identifies aircraft carrier midlife refueling as LCS budget offset

By Lee Hudson / June 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM
The Navy has identified a postponed aircraft carrier midlife refueling to offset the cost of a second Littoral Combat Ship in the fiscal year 2018 budget and is in "unofficial" discussions with the Office of Management and Budget. The service has not sent over a finalized offset plan to OMB, a Navy official told Inside the Navy . Multiple sources with knowledge of the program confirmed the refueling and complex overhaul is intended to pay for the bulk of the...

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