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Old 03-03-2008, 08:27 AM
 
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The 'Independence' is LCS-2. LockMart built LCS-1 'Freedom'. BTW, the Navy also cancelled LockMart's LCS-3.

The Navy's acquisition strategy called for building 2 entirely different ship designs (LockMart vs Austal) and then down-selecting to one contractor (think of the Independence as a 'sample'). They originally wanted six? ships to play with and then make the decision. However, each contractor is overrunning costs and slipping schedules - and money is always tight - so the Navy will IMO probably 'down-select' based on the 'Freedom' and 'Independence'.

The point I'm making about the LCS program is that Uncle Sugar has his own schedule - much like our BRAC - you really can't count on future defense money (LCS-4), only the defense money that's in your pocket (LCS-2).
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: The city by the bay(Mobile,AL)
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oh ok I gotcha, I Iread in the Huntsville times the other day and the question was is Huntsville recession proof ,In my opionion yes !!!, and it mentioned defense funding cuts also.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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oh ok I gotcha, I Iread in the Huntsville times the other day and the question was is Huntsville recession proof ,In my opionion yes !!!, and it mentioned defense funding cuts also.
See, I think Huntsville is highly vulnerable to a recession, chiefly because it remains a one-industry town. While the government throws buckets of cash at the military and NASA, then it's gravy in the Rocket City. But if there is a radical shift in our military stance, watch out.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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cpg - not surprisingly, I agree. HSV isn't even change-of-administration-proof, much less recession-proof. We're in trouble if there is a President / Congress unsupportive of NASA, Missile Defense, and Army Research.

Industry has diversified somewhat in HSV (commercial electronics, biotech), but it is a Government town.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: The city by the bay(Mobile,AL)
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Default Another Star in Mobile Ctrown

About 100 people gathered downtown Monday to celebrate what retired Navy Capt. Hal Pierce called "another star in the Mobile crown" -- the city's choice as the commissioning site for a new warship being built in Mobile.

al.com: Everything Alabama

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Old 10-15-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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How is the building of Thyssenkrupp Steel going? It must be a massive project
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Fairhope,Alabama
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It is a massive project and it is going great. We hope that the new president, whomever it may be, will hurry up and finish the deal with Northop Grumman. It was put on hold after Boeing complained. Still, Mobile is looking better every day. I live in Fairhope, Eastern Shore, and am very glad to see the city prosper.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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I see ThyssenKrupp is having a job fair 12/9/08.They must be getting close to open
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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Well according to the news story a week or so ago, it's not even BUILT yet. Just foundation laid and beams up... Long ways to go still... But getting closer!!
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:08 AM
 
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I also read they hired 300 people.I know they have some in Germany for taining
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