Senate policy bill supports second Virginia sub and third destroyer, fences frigate and LSM funding

By Abby Shepherd, Nick Wilson / June 14, 2024 at 2:23 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee supports the purchase of a second Virginia-class submarine and a third Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in fiscal year 2025 while restricting funding for two of the Navy’s surface ship programs, according to an executive summary of the committee’s defense authorization bill. The bill, which exceeds Fiscal Responsibility Act spending limits by approximately $25 billion , authorizes $1.4 billion for a third destroyer as well as just over $1 billion for a second Virginia boat -- two...

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