Stackley: Work on Taiwan's new frigates may bolster east-coast shipyards

By Justin Doubleday / March 7, 2016 at 1:26 PM
The maintenance and upgrade of two Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates recently approved for sale to Taiwan could help stem the loss of private shipyard work on the East Coast, according to Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley. Newport News Shipbuilding and BAE Systems are among the Virginia shipyards warning about the hundreds of layoffs they will have to implement in the coming months if they don't see an uptick in projected work. "We're inside the solicitation period, so I'm not...

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