Sens. Question Logic Of Splitting Navy LCS Award

Law360, New York (December 14, 2010, 6:06 PM EST) -- Members of a Senate panel expressed reservations Tuesday about the U.S. Navy's request for permission to split its Littoral Combat Ship procurement among two competing teams, questioning the Navy's assurances that a dual award will shave billions of dollars off the troubled LCS program.

Top Naval officers appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee to urge lawmakers to act quickly in authorizing the switch in LCS procurement strategy before the competing bids — from teams led by Austal USA and Lockheed Martin Corp., respectively — expire...
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