Lawmakers skeptical Navy can keep to cost, schedule plan for sub efforts

By Lee Hudson / December 5, 2017 at 10:14 AM
Senate lawmakers are skeptical the Navy can juggle its new construction submarine programs without giving more financial support to the industrial base with the Senate Appropriations Committee recommending a $175 million addition to the service's budget request to help sub production. The Senate Appropriations Committee's fiscal year 2018 chairman's mark directs the Navy secretary and chief of naval operations to remain focused on the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, Virginia-class submarine and Virginia Payload Module. The proposed $175 million should be...

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