Del Toro: Lead Columbia sub is 10% behind schedule

By Nick Wilson / March 29, 2023 at 12:15 PM
The lead Columbia-class submarine is now 10% behind schedule, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro told lawmakers at today's House Appropriations defense subcommittee hearing. During the Wednesday hearing on the Navy and Marine Corps fiscal year 2024 budget request, subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA) questioned Del Toro on submarine production, highlighting a recent report from government auditors indicating a lack of Columbia schedule oversight by the Navy. “Columbia is our number one acquisition priority in the Navy and in fact I...

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