Navy focuses on $280M in ship maintenance in annual reprogramming request

By Justin Katz  
July 8, 2019 at 12:37 PM
The Navy is seeking congressional permission to shift $280 million to fund maintenance availabilities for two destroyers and an amphibious ship, according to the Defense Department's annual omnibus reprogramming request. Funding "is required due to contract cost growth and pricing of private sector ship depot maintenance availabilities," according to the June 25 document signed by acting Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker and obtained by Inside Defense . The service is also seeking $44 million to counteract a shortfall in aviation training...

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