Greenert: Two Virginia Subs Per Year 'Extremely Difficult' Under Sequestration

By Lee Hudson / March 12, 2013 at 4:21 PM
If the Navy is forced to make across-the-board budget cuts under sequestration, it will be "extremely difficult" for the service to buy two Virginia-class submarines per year while it builds an Ohio-class replacement submarine, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert said today. Replacing the aging Ohio-class submarines is one of the service's priorities even under existing budget pressures, he said at a Credit Suisse/McAleese conference in Washington. "We'd have to have a discussion because it would clobber [us] to...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.