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April 23, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

Failed Equipment, Flawed Designs Plague Lockheed Littoral Combat Ship



POGO sent a letter today to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees recommending that an expensive and severely flawed variant of the Littoral Combat Ship program be eliminated. The letter comes on the heels of POGO's release of Navy documents revea

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Topics: National Security

December 22, 2011

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Destructive Destroyer Decisions



"The U.S. Navy destroyer program is at a crossroads," according to an Aviation Week Intelligence Network investigation by Mike Fabey.

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Topics: National Security

June 7, 2011

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Close-to-Shore Ship: Far Off Budget



Littoral Combat Ship Contractor low-balling and misplaced confidence in defense procurement estimates have found another victim: the Littoral (close to shore) Combat Ship (LCS).

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Topics: National Security

January 3, 2011

By Mandy Smithberger

Littoral Combat Ship: Looking for Congressional Oversight



Among the final acts of the last Congress was approving a continuing resolution that authorized the Navy to buy 20 sea frames of both the Lockheed Martin and Austal USA versions of the Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).

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