Navy's unfunded priorities list

By Justin Doubleday / March 9, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Inside Defense has obtained the Navy's fiscal year 2017 unfunded priorities list sent to Congress, which we understand has not yet been officially transmitted to lawmakers by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

The list lays out approximately $5.1 billion in unfunded priorities that were not included in the Defense Department's FY-17 budget request. As Inside the Navy reported this week, the items include $1.5 billion for an extra 14 F/A-18 Super Hornets; $433 million to complete funding for construction of a DDG-51 Arleigh-Burke destroyer; and $270 million for two F-35C carrier variant jets.

Other items of note include $81 million to finance an additional 99 Counter Electronic Attack Block II kits; $65 million to fund an additional destroyer modernization; $645 million to fund shortfalls in aviation and ship depot maintenance; $382 million in condition-based maintenance for critical building systems; and $165 million for three more Ship-To-Shore Connector craft.