Navy, Coast Guard seek final tweaks for potential $2.5B icebreaker program

By Jason Sherman / October 20, 2017 at 4:18 PM
The Navy and Coast Guard are readying a once-in-a-generation modernization project to build a new fleet of heavy polar icebreaker cutters, issuing a draft solicitation for a potential three-ship acquisition effort beginning in fiscal year 2019, a project that could -- according to one authoritative estimate -- cost at least $2.5 billion and comes after lawmakers voiced support for a six-ship fleet. On Oct. 19, an integrated program office at Naval Sea Systems Command established by the Navy and Coast...

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