Now that the U.S. Navy has worked out its shipbuilding plan for its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the service can start eyeing a possible common combat system for the LCS fleet. Government analysts told lawmakers earlier this month the LCS combat system could play havoc with the Navy’s ship cost analysis if the service went ahead with its dual-block ship buy plan instead of picking one contracting team with a single variant. Despite analysts’ concerns, Congress approved the dual-block ...


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