Naval Warfare

Government watchdog agency punches holes in new USCG icebreaker programme

5th September 2018 - 12:00 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington DC


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US Coast Guard and US Navy leaders should re-evaluate the cost and development schedule for new Heavy Polar Icebreakers (HPIB), according to the government's watchdog agency.

In a new report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the programme faces three main problems — an unrealistic cost estimate ...

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