Pentagon Delays Warship Purchases




 
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November 29th, 2007  
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Topic: Pentagon Delays Warship Purchases


Washington Post
November 29, 2007
Pg. D4

The military plans to delay its purchase of 11 warships under development by Lockheed Martin of Bethesda and General Dynamics of Falls Church. The Navy had planned to buy 32 of the new Littoral Combat Ships over the next five years but now will buy 21, according to an unpublished Nov. 19 directive from Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England that spells out changes in the Pentagon's fiscal 2009-2013 plan. The savings from buying the vessels after 2013 could be as much as $5 billion, an analyst said.
 


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