While the U.S. Navy would rather not see deficiencies in the ships that contractors deliver to the service, it makes more economic sense to fix the ships later than to refuse to accept the vessels until the problems are addressed, shipbuilding officials say. “At delivery we are making a value judgment,” says Rear Adm. Dave Lewis, Navy program executive officer for ships. In many cases, Lewis says, it is simply more cost-effective to correct some deficiencies after delivery. The ...


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