Defense Deputy Skeptical Of Littoral Combat Ship Buys

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 3:55 PM EST) -- Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine Fox expressed skepticism Tuesday about the funding of warships with limited ability to withstand prolonged fights, a bad sign for the U.S. Navy's planned acquisition of littoral combat ships, shallow-water interceptors that have been criticized for their vulnerability in open combat.

The LCS, reportedly the target of severe cutbacks in the U.S. Department of Defense's 2015 budget, is the Navy's top priority among in-development acquisitions, and Navy officials have praised the ship's modular design, which allows for quick customization to meet...
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