Inside the Navy - July 10, 2017

Navy adds 18 attack subs, $68B in future spending to Virginia-class program

July 07, 2017 |
Jason Sherman
With the stroke of a pen, the Navy's acquisition executive has increased the size of the Virginia class submarine program, expanding the official acquisition target from 30 to 48 boats, adding a $68 billion obligation to future Pentagon budgets and making the total cost of the nuclear-powered attack submarine project second only to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. On Feb. 13, acting Navy acquisition executive Allison Stiller approved an update to the Virginia-class submarine acquisition baseline program, "extending the program...

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