Senate authorizers fund second destroyer, extend Navy's amphibious block buy authority

By Aidan Quigley / July 22, 2021 at 6:41 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee has added a second destroyer to the Navy's budget and extended the service's ability to execute a block-buy contract for four amphibious ships. The committee completed its mark-up of the fiscal year 2022 defense bill Wednesday, following the footsteps of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee by adding $1.7 billion for the Navy to procure a second DDG-51 destroyer. The Navy had procured two destroyers in FY-21 and was expected to buy two in FY-22. House...

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