Shipbuilders Push for Stability In Ship Contracts, Labor Force

Burgess, Richard R.
November 2003
Sea Power;Nov2003, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p39
Reports that the presidents of two nation's six shipyards touted the advantages of changing the status quo in the economics of building the naval ships. Comments from Philip A. Dur, president of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems and Dugan Shipway, president of Bath Iron Works Corp., a company of General Dynamics on the instability of the shipbuilding industry; Insufficiency of the annual budgets passed by the U.S. Congress in maintaining the building rate of ships per year; Need for financing methods for shipbuilding.


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