OMB tells Navy to 'revisit' CHAMP program, citing $1B price tag

By Justin Katz / December 20, 2019 at 1:56 PM
The White House Office of Management and Budget rejected the Navy's current efforts to develop a new multimission auxiliary vessel, citing the $1 billion price tag, and wants the service to focus resources on buying used sealift vessels instead. "The Navy should not proceed with [Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-mission Platform] development for a sealift vessel and should seek legislative relief to procure additional used sealift vessels in the" fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill, according to an OMB document detailing...

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