House authorization mark adds $1 billion for a second Virginia sub and cuts frigate procurement

By Nick Wilson / May 13, 2024 at 2:42 PM
The House Armed Services Committee's initial mark-up of the fiscal year 2025 defense policy bill looks to add $1 billion for the purchase of a second Virginia-class submarine while cutting all procurement funding for the Constellation-class Frigate program. Published today, the draft Chairman’s mark authorizes about $4.3 billion for the procurement of two Virginia boats, adding $1 billion in incremental funding for the second hull. It also removes $300 million from the Navy’s original Virginia funding request, citing “cost growth.”...

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