The U.S. Navy is expected to confirm early this month that cost overruns for the first Littoral Combat Ship are as much as $105 million, almost 40% more than the $270 million agreed to with contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. The swelling cost of this first-in-class ship, which led the service to issue a 90-day stop-work order in January on the second vessel Lockheed is to build, ignited a debate among members of Congress over military spending and the way the Navy is running the LCS program. ...


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