House Backs Navy Bid To Split Combat Ship Contracts

Law360, New York (December 16, 2010, 12:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has thrown its support behind the U.S. Navy's plan to sign contracts with two competing teams of shipbuilders for fixed-price, multiyear purchases of up to 20 littoral combat ships, which Navy officials claim will shave billions off the LCS program's price tag.

On Wednesday the House passed H.R. 6494 by a voice vote. The bill, which would be amended to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 to revise the Navy's LCS procurement program, is sponsored by Rep. Gene...
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