Rep. Courtney: Sub funding deal made during final days of defense policy conference

By Lee Hudson / December 6, 2016 at 9:05 AM
One of the final compromises made during the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill conference was allotting $85 million in advance procurement funding so that the Navy can maintain a two-per-year build rate of Virginia-class submarines, according to an influential lawmaker. House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee Ranking Member Joe Courtney (D-CT) told Inside the Navy Nov. 30 his top focus during this year's conference was sustaining the Virginia-class attack submarine build rate. "At the end of...

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