House appropriators cut shipbuilding, citing delays and design issues

By Nick Wilson / June 12, 2024 at 9:26 AM
House appropriators' decision to fund only one Virginia-class submarine while slashing procurement in two surface ship programs was driven by concern over production delays and design maturity issues within the programs, according to a draft House Appropriations Committee report on its fiscal year 2025 defense spending bill obtained by Inside Defense . The bill report , which accompanies the draft defense spending bill that will be considered by the full committee on Thursday, indicates lawmakers are “increasingly concerned” with the...

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