Stefany: Gap in LHA production poses cost increase and industrial base impact

By Audrey Decker / May 18, 2022 at 2:33 PM
The gap in production between the LHA-9 and LHA-10 amphibious assault ships will result in a cost increase for the Navy and impact the industrial base, a service leader said today. The Navy’s fiscal year 2023 budget request pushes LHA-10 out to 2031, which is about a nine- or 10-year gap in production from LHA-9, according to Jay Stefany, who is performing the duties of Navy assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition. “For the LHA-type ship, we see about...

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