Navy would pay 20 percent more sending sub maintenance to private yard

By Lee Hudson / March 31, 2017 at 4:21 PM
The Navy will have to pay about a 20 percent cost premium if it sends the attack submarine Boise (SSN-764) to a private shipyard for a maintenance availability because of the backlog at the public yards, according to an official. Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, Naval Sea Systems Command chief, told Inside the Navy March 29 the service will make a decision later this year on whether or not it will send the Boise to a private shipyard. "But it's a...

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