The big news this week is the release of the shipbuilding industry report that the government commissioned from the RAND Corporation. Interestingly, the government directed the terms of reference to exclude submarine construction or any meaningful examination of sustainment efforts. The document is still worth a read as it will feed directly into the White Paper process. It also builds a strong case for a continuous shipbuilding program.
In other news, Boeing has confirmed that it will not be taking part in Land 400 at this time. The rumour mill is also making noises that Boeing will not be the last team to fall over before the August tender deadline. The closing date for the tender has been extended to 6 August 2015. We'll keep you informed as the field comes together ladies and gents.
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