As the U.S. Navy tries to stick to its funding plans for Aegis combat system upgrades, and as successful live-fire tests for the latest software improvements to the system mount, the service is considering flying fewer tests to save money. “They’re looking at ways to consolidate live-fire tests to save some bucks,” says Jim Sheridan, director of the U.S. Navy’s Aegis program for Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor for the combat system and proposed upgrades. The Navy could shave ...


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