NO TIME: The impact of the first set of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) on the second set will be "minimal" because of an accelerated acquisition timeline, the Defense Department's office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) wrote in its latest annual report. The first set, called "Flight 0," of four LCS from competitors Lockheed Martin Corp. and General Dynamics Corp. are due in late fiscal 2007. "The accelerated acquisition timeline for LCS leaves limited opportunity ...


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