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.

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