Accession Number:

ADA467732

Title:

Navy Ship Procurement Rate and the Planned Size of the Navy: Background and Issues for Congress

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-08-04

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The Navy reached a late-Cold War peak of 568 battle force ships in FY1987 and has since been declining in sized. There is currently no officially approved, consensus plan for the future size and structure of the Navy. The absence of such a plan could complicate Congress ability to conduct oversight of the Navys budget and individual Navy ship-acquisition programs. DOD is proposing to procure new Navy ships during most of its amended FY2004-FY2009 Future Years Defense Plan FYDP at an average rate less than what would be required, over the long run, to maintain a Navy of 310 or more ships.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE