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Navy plans to accelerate LDUUV design transition by five years

Justin Katz   | July 10, 2018
The Navy intends to accelerate a large unmanned undersea vehicle program by bringing the government's design to industry five years earlier than planned, a plan Senate appropriators are supporting in their version of the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill. The Navy's budget for the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) was cut by Congress in both FY-17 and FY-18 -- $45 million and $35.5 million, respectively -- threatening to set its schedule back by two years, Inside the Navy...

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