Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls announced at 5:11 pm today that it has settled a $2.38 billion contract to build LHA-7, the Tripoli, the second amphibious assault ship of the new America class (pictured), at its Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi -- and it's a fixed-price contract. That's a major achievement for acquisition reformers but a significant risk for the contractor.
Harriers, Yankee/Zulu helos, New heavy helicopter, MV-22. And, don't count on the F-35B Just So Failed.
And, viewing the Libya campaign (low threat) as some kind of pattern of success because no aircraft carriers were used, is not too bright. I can see a nasty surprise leaving a lot of dead sailors and marines if that thought is taken too far.