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New Nunn-McCurdy cost breach in Navy’s latest LCS misstep

USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117)

The Freedom-class USS Sioux City (LCS 11) transits the Atlantic Ocean, May 3. (U.S. Navy/ Trey Fowler)

WASHINGTON: The Navy today notified Congress about a significant cost breach in the Littoral Combat Ship mission module program that stemmed from the service’s decision to stop developing the anti-submarine warfare package.

“On May 13, the U.S. Navy notified Congress of an increase in the Program Acquisition Unit Cost (PAUC) and the Average Procurement Unit Cost (APUC) for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules (MM) program,” Navy spokesman told Breaking Defense in a statement. “Specifically, PAUC increased by 37.3 percent from the original baseline. PAUC increased by 18 percent and APUC increased by 17.2 percent

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