While the U.S. is pretty well anchored in its nuclear-powered submarine and aircraft carrier programs, the rest of its defense shipbuilding prospects are more adrift, according to the nation’s largest military shipbuilder. “This is more of a problem for the non-nuclear side of the business, where it’s a bit more dynamic,” says Michael Petters, CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). “Is there going to be a follow-on to LPD-27,” Petters asked May 9 during a conference call with ...

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