Amendment would allow foreign shipyard repairs on Navy ships

By Abby Shepherd / May 23, 2024 at 1:06 PM
An amendment included in the House defense policy bill -- passed by the House Armed Services Committee in a 57-1 vote late last night -- would allow foreign shipyard repairs on U.S. Navy ships, an issue also recently brought forward by Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro. Introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), the amendment would revise the current U.S. code which does not allow foreign shipyard repairs, aside from necessary repairs on Littoral Combat Ships. A “preventative maintenance of a...

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