Navy plans to buy first Columbia-class sub for $14.3B over three years

By Justin Katz  
February 12, 2020 at 4:22 PM
After years of discussions with lawmakers and repeated stumping by Navy leadership about its No. 1 acquisition priority, the service this week unveiled its budget request seeking to buy the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. The service is asking for $14.3 billion incrementally over three years via a contract award scheduled for October 2020. While the military and other agencies have previously offered time line and cost estimates for the program, the president’s budget proposal offers a definitive and up-to-date...

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