House seapower mark would add LPD to shipbuilding budget and save five vessels from decommissioning

By Nick Wilson / June 12, 2023 at 2:40 PM
House lawmakers plan to add an amphibious transport dock to the Navy's shipbuilding plan and prevent the decommissioning of three amphibious warships and two cruisers in fiscal year 2024. The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee’s draft mark of the FY-24 defense policy bill adds a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock to the procurement budget, fulfilling the Marine Corps’ top unfunded priority. The mark supports the other eight battleforce ships included in the Navy’s FY-24 budget request ,...

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