Congress mulls shipbuilding delays ahead of Navy budget hearing

By Nick Wilson / April 8, 2024 at 9:08 AM
With the Navy's highest-ranking officials set to appear before Congress this week for their first fiscal year 2025 budget hearing, lawmakers are weighing the implications of a new shipbuilding review that identified months-long delays across critical acquisition programs. The Navy published a one-page summary of the review’s findings last week , outlining a 12- to 16-month delay for the lead Columbia-class submarine (SSBN-826); an 18-to-26-month delay for Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-80); a three-year delay for the lead Constellation-class frigate...

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