Navy Requests Funds for Eight Ships, Bigger JSF Buy; 30-Year Ship Plan Delayed

By Rebekah Gordon, Dan Taylor, Zachary M. Peterson / May 7, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The Navy is requesting $14.9 billion in its fiscal year 2010 budget to buy eight ships and $18.4 billion for aircraft procurement, but the service's 30-year ship and aviation plans will not be submitted to Congress due to the ongoing Quadrennial Defense Review, the Navy's budget chief told reporters this afternoon. The sea service intends to buy one Virginia-class attack submarine, one DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, three Littoral Combat Ships, two T-AKE cargo ships and one Joint High Speed...

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