New shipbuilding plan pegs $40B cost to sustain 355 ships in FY-34

By Justin Katz / March 21, 2019 at 10:55 AM
The Navy's new 30-year shipbuilding plan anticipates it will cost $40 billion then-year dollars to sustain the 355-ship fleet the Navy envisions achieving in FY-34. “For now, included in this sustainment estimate are only personnel, planned maintenance, and some operations; representing those costs tied directly to owning and operating a ship, easily modeled today, and already line-item accounted for in the budget,” the document published today says. However, that $40 billion figure does not include other future costs, such as...

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