No Acquisition Strategy Yet for LCS Frigates

WASHINGTON — Details of the new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) frigate program’s acquisition strategy are still being reviewed, the US Navy said, and the service will likely fall more than a month behind a deadline to submit the strategy to senior Pentagon officials.

In his directions last year to the Navy to develop an enhanced, frigate version of the LCS, then-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the service to submit an acquisition strategy to the office of the secretary of defense (OSD) by May 1.

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