Accession Number:

ADA581681

Title:

Navy Shipbuilding: Significant Investments in the Littoral Combat Ship Continue Amid Substantial Unknowns about Capabilities, Use, and Cost

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The Navy s LCS consists of the ship called a seaframe and mission packages, which provide combat capability. LCS is intended to be reconfigurable to perform three primary missions surface warfare mine countermeasures and anti-submarine warfare. The Navy currently plans to buy 52 seaframes, including two variants being constructed at two U.S. shipyards, and 64 mission packages. The total estimated acquisition cost is about 40 billion in 2010 dollars. GAO was asked to assess the status of the LCS program. This report examines 1 the progress and challenges associated with seaframe and mission module production, development, and testing and 2 the soundness of the Navy s business case for the integrated LCS program. GAO analyzed Navy and contractor documents, toured shipyards and LCS ships, and interviewed DOD and Navy officials and contractor representatives.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE