Byrne Questions Defense Secretary on LCS Program

Byrne Questions Defense Secretary on LCS Program

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WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was on Capitol Hill Thursday, defending his budget proposal with some deep spending cuts.

Hagel spoke at a hearing for the House Armed Services Committee. Local Representative Bradley Byrne sits on the committee and got a chance to question Hagel about proposed cuts to the Littoral Combat Ship program that would greatly reduce the amount of ships built by Austal USA.

Byrne asked Hagel if the LCS could be modified to meet the Navy’s needs and still keep up production of the ship. Hagel said it would be possible, but is concerned about dedicated 1/6th of the Navy’s fleet to LCS

“I appreciate the testimony of Secretary Hagel before the House Armed Services Committee today. Clearly, the LCS can be retained in a modified form and continue beyond the original order of 32 ships. This testimony will strongly support our case as we continue fighting to preserve the LCS program,” said Byrne.
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