Navy Touts Progress In Lockheed Combat Ship Buy

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Navy received Lockheed Martin Corp.'s second littoral combat ship on Wednesday and attempted to quiet congressional criticism of the purchase by praising the contractor for delivering the ship ahead of schedule while fixing flaws that surfaced in the first prototype.

The Lockheed LCS — one of two variants of the shallow-water support ship currently in the pipeline — has been under congressional scrutiny after whistleblower reports revealed a number of defects, including corrosion and cracks in the hull. The Navy said the second LCS,...
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