Lawmakers add advance procurement of submarine tender to defense policy bill

By Nick Wilson / June 21, 2023 at 1:38 PM
The House Armed Services Committee has approved an amendment to its draft defense authorization bill that would add advance procurement authority for a submarine tender to the Navy's fiscal year 2024 shipbuilding plan, bringing total ship procurement up to 10 vessels. The panel’s seapower subcommittee initially added a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock -- the Marine Corps’ top unfunded priority -- to the shipbuilding plan, but omitted a submarine tender replacement that the Navy requested. The amendment, introduced by subcommittee...

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