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Pearl Harbor may lose chance to host destroyer upgrade

Officials split over the impact of the $200 million project's possible cost-saving move to the West Coast

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 06, 2012

~~<p>As a cost-saving move, a planned $200 million destroyer modernization program might sail away from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, and some union officials fear that could be repeated with other cruisers and destroyers based in Hawaii.</p>
<p>The Navy is looking at shifting the &quot;midlife upgrade&quot; on the destroyer USS Russell, planned for 2013 at Pearl Harbor, to the West Coast to save $35 million.</p>
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As a cost-saving move, a planned $200 million destroyer modernization program might sail away from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, and some union officials fear that could be repeated with other cruisers and destroyers based in Hawaii.

The Navy is looking at shifting the "midlife upgrade" on the destroyer USS Russell, planned for 2013 at Pearl Harbor, to the West Coast to save $35 million. Login for more...



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