Navy identifies postponed aircraft carrier midlife refueling as LCS budget offset

By Lee Hudson / June 7, 2017 at 1:27 PM
The Navy has identified a postponed aircraft carrier midlife refueling as a way to offset the cost of a second Littoral Combat Ship in the fiscal year 2018 request, multiple sources confirmed to Inside Defense . In a surprise turn last month, the Navy released a budget that included only one LCS, but -- a day later -- indicated the Office of Management and Budget would support a second LCS in FY-18. Multiple sources with knowledge of the program told...

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