DOD Wants More U.S. Navy F-35Cs, Fewer LCS, Frigates, Memo Says

Credit: F-35C: Lockheed Martin
As the U.S. Navy prepares its budget submissions for the upcoming fiscal year, the U.S. Defense Department wants the Navy to buy 31 more F-35Cs, upgrade current aircraft and cut its fleet of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) or follow-on frigates (FF). The changes appear to be a far-sweeping Pentagon move...

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