Authorizers give Navy incremental funding authority for LPD-31

December 11, 2019 at 3:27 PM
House and Senate lawmakers are providing the Navy incremental funding authority to purchase its next San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock vessel. The fiscal year 2020 defense policy conference report gives the service permission to ink a contract for LPD-31 starting in FY-20 and authorizes $525 million for the LPD Flight II program. "The conferees' intent is for the Secretary of the Navy to use the $350.0 million appropriated in Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy (SCN) line number 13 in fiscal year...

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