Navy Overpays for Littoral Combat Ship Maintenance

April 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's maintenance program for its littoral combat ships includes the cost of significant unplanned work, a government report released on Friday says.

The 32-page report of the Government Accountability Office notes that because the Navy "lacks sufficient manufacturer technical data" to maintain systems aboard the vessels, extra coordination and longer maintenance periods are required, as well as a reliance on original equipment manufacturers.

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