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Competing to build for the Navy

The Navy plans to award a contract for 10 Littoral Combat Ships, a new class of fast warships that are designed to do a range of missions, including chasing pirates and tracking down drug smugglers in coastal waters. The two teams competing for the lucrative deal are Lockheed Martin of Bethesda and Austal USA with its partner General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. The fast warship designs by both companies:

Two fast warship designs

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Article | The Navy plans to pick a winner this summer in the contest to build a new high-speed warship that can prowl close to shorelines as a vital part of future military strategy. But whether the service can live up to its promises to build an inexpensive ship that can do a variety of missions remains a...
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Article | The Navy plans to pick a winner this summer in the contest to build a new high-speed warship that can prowl close to shorelines, a vital part of future military strategy. But whether the service can live up to its promises to build an inexpensive ship that can do a variety of missions remains a b...

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