Navy Requests Nine Ships, 206 Aircraft in FY-11; New Command Ship, EFV Delayed

By Zachary M. Peterson / February 1, 2010 at 5:00 AM
The Navy plans to buy nine ships and 206 aircraft with its $160.6 billion fiscal year 2011 budget request, released this afternoon. The budget terminates the CG(X) cruiser and EPX spy plane efforts and delays the purchase of a new command ship beyond FY-15, pushing the procurement of the Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle back by one year to correct developmental issues. The request includes $15.7 billion in shipbuilding, including the purchase of a Joint High Speed Vessel for the...

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