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Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress [October 21, 2011]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"This report provides background information and potential issues for Congress on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), a relatively inexpensive Navy surface combatant equipped with modular 'plug-and-fight' mission packages. The Navy's proposed FY2012 budget requests funding for the procurement of four LCSs. Current issues for Congress concerning the LCS program include the Navy's lack of economic order quantity (EOQ) authority for executing the two block-buy contracts, changes or potential changes to the composition of LCS mission modules, the combat survivability of the LCS, hull cracking on LCS-1, and corrosion on LCS-2. Congress's decisions on the LCS program could affect Navy capabilities and funding requirements, and the shipbuilding industrial base."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL33741
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2011-10-21
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