Defense bill allocates $200 million to expand Virginia-class submarine industrial base

By Aidan Quigley / December 8, 2021 at 11:47 AM
Lawmakers are pushing to expand the Virginia-class attack submarine industrial base, allocating $200 million in the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill to allow three Virginia-class submarines to be built each year. Leaders of the two Virginia-class submarine shipbuilders -- General Dynamics Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding -- say a substantial investment in the industrial base is necessary to allow the companies to add a third Virginia-class submarine. The shipbuilders build two Virginia-class subs a year,...

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