House subcommittee mark green-lights Virginia-class 13-boat block buy

By Lee Hudson / June 20, 2017 at 5:45 PM
The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee mark calls for a 13-boat block buy for the Virginia-class submarine, which, if passed, would be the largest shipbuilding contract to date. Ranking Member Joe Courtney (D-CT) told Inside Defense June 20 that the subcommittee's mark sets aside an additional $940 million for advanced procurement and economic order quantity funds for the Virginia-class submarine. General Dynamics Electric Boat can "absolutely" support a three-per-year build rate during the years the Navy...

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