Small Company Races For Place On Navy's New Ship Program

Barnard, Richard C.
December 2004
Sea Power;Dec2004, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p40
Reports on the competition of small companies to win a spot on the new ship program of the Navy called the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) in the U.S. Reliance of the Navy on small firms for new ideas that will be critical to the success of the LCS; Selection of teams of contractors headed by Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics in a contest for a major foothold in the world market for advanced shallow-water warships; Provision of Battlespace Preparation Autonomous Underwater Vehicle in the initial version of the LCS.


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