Pentagon wants to shift $134 million to support cruiser modernization

By Lee Hudson / November 21, 2016 at 5:24 PM
The Pentagon wants to shift about $134 million to support modernizing the Navy's aging cruiser fleet, which is a contentious issue in the most recent authorization and appropriations bills. Funds are available in the fiscal year 2017 Ship Modernization, Operations and Sustainment Fund to finance the operational and modernization needs of the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers and the Whidbey Island-class amphibious ships, a Nov. 18 internal reprogramming action reads. The Navy needs an additional $86.6 million in the operations and...

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