The results are in for the decade-long contest to build as many as 55 near-shore Littoral Combat Ships for the U.S. Navy. And the winner is … everybody! Instead of picking between designs from number-one arms-maker Lockheed Martin (pictured) and upstart rival Austal, now the Navy says it will buy copies of the speedy, roomy LCS from both companies, simultaneously — pending Congressional approval, of course. The move is the best sign in years that the Navy is serious about growing the fleet from today’s 280 ships to at least 313.
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