The Navy has delayed awarding a contract to build 20 Littoral Combat ships. The National Journal Reports the delay is to give Congress more time to consider allowing the Navy to split the contract between two bidders. Originally, the service had planned to pick one winner. But a revised plan would give the shipbuilding order to both Lockheed Martin and Austal USA. The new deadline is December 30.
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