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Hull Watch: 355 Ship Navy Might Take Until 2052, Navy Official Concedes

Posted by Paul McLeary on

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The Navy is going wobbly on its 355 ship fleet, but Capitol Hill doesn’t want to hear it.

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OMB ‘Supports’ Extra LCS, But Where’s The Money?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

UPDATE: Source Says WH Will Fund LCS Add; CRS Naval Expert Comments  CAPITOL HILL: In a startling turnabout, the Trump Administration now “supports” adding a $541 million Littoral Combat Ship to yesterday’s 2018 budget request, Navy officials told Congress this afternoon. What, exactly, does that mean? The Navy doesn’t know. Minutes before Navy witnesses were to testify… Keep reading →

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Marine Official To Helm Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Panel

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has told the Navy in no uncertain terms that he wants a second opinion on the controversial Littoral Combat Ship. Perhaps that’s why the newly formed “Small Surface Combatant Task Force” won’t be led by a sailor or even a Navy civilian. Instead, the “SSCTF” chairman will be Marine Corps Systems… Keep reading →

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