Navy Has Money To Refuel Eight of 10 LA-Class Subs Over FYDP

By Thomas Duffy / October 23, 2002 at 5:00 AM
The Navy has told Congress it has enough money in its future years defense plan to refuel eight of the 10 Los Angeles-class nuclear submarines that qualify for refueling. The service is "exploring options" to refuel the remaining two, according to a report delivered to Congress early last month. The refuelings give the LA subs an additional 10 years on their service life. The report, sent to Congress Sept. 4, outlines the Navy's force structure plans for its nuclear submarine...

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