Saturday, September 27, 2008
First Presidential Debate: Senator McCain comments regarding defense procurement
In the first Presidential debate which occured last night (September 26th), Senator John McCain made three comments of relevance to the defence community;
Firstly, he declared his intent to end cost-plus contracts generally in Government which would have an impact on defense contracting;
Second, he referred specifically to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as an example of cost overruns which he deemed unacceptable;
Thirdly, he referred to the stop-start acquisition of replacement aerial re-fuelling aircraft as an example of his prepardness to cut programmes deemed inappropriate.