Carrier industrial base calls for continued carrier block buys, consistent refueling funding

By Aidan Quigley / April 13, 2021 at 2:39 PM
A coalition of aircraft carrier industrial base companies is meeting with members of Congress this week to lobby for continued block buys of aircraft carriers and consistent funding for carriers' refueling and complex overhauls. Rick Giannini, the chairman of the Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition and CEO of Milwaukee Valve Co., said in an interview with Inside Defense that suppliers need stable and predictable funding. "Most of us are highly dependent on receiving contracts and orders from the Navy,"...

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