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Courtney aiming to include language for additional Virginia-class subs in defense policy bill

By Justin Katz  
July 19, 2018 at 11:36 AM
Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) is trying "to create legal space" in the upcoming defense policy bill to allow the Navy to pursue up to two additional Virginia-class submarines in upcoming contract negotiations. Courtney, the ranking member on the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee, told Inside the Navy yesterday that he is advocating for language in the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill that would authorize the service to negotiate options in upcoming Block V contract talks to...

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