CNO: LPD pause is cost-driven, budget growth will not last

By Nick Wilson / March 15, 2023 at 1:45 PM
The Navy's pause in amphibious warship procurement is driven by a need to alleviate rising production costs, according to the service's top officer, who said the service must prepare for its topline budget to flatten in the near future. The fiscal year 2024 Navy budget request rose by $11 billion over the FY-23 enactment to a total of $255.8 billion. But traditional amphibious warship procurement is notably absent from the shipbuilding proposal, with no amphibious transport docks and only one...

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