19 iunie 2019

Fear of missing out?


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy’s program to buy a new frigate, known as FFG(X) , has been smooth sailing since it was announced in 2017, but congressional protectionism could torpedo much of the progress the service has made to date. The House Appropriations Committee’s defense bill withholds funds from the Navy’s frigate program if the service tries to contract for any auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, or propulsion equipment or shipboard cranes not manufactured in the United States. In other [...]