Navy Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The Navys proposed FY2009 budget requested 2,107.0 million to complete the procurement funding for an 11th Virginia SSN-774 class nuclear-powered attack submarine SSN. This boat had already received 756.0 million in prior-year advance procurement funding. The Navys proposed FY2009 budget also requested 719.8 million in advance procurement funding for Virginia-class boats to be procured in future fiscal years, and 596.8 million in additional procurement funding for economic order quantity EOQ purchases of key components for eight Virginia-class submarines the 11th boat and seven others that are to be procured under a multiyear procurement MYP arrangement during the five-year period FY2009- FY2013. As part of its action on the Navys FY2008 shipbuilding budget, Congress added 588 million in advance procurement funding for an additional Virginia class submarine to be procured in a year prior to FY2012. The Navy, as part of its proposed FY2009 budget, included this additional submarine in its shipbuilding plan and scheduled it to be fully funded in FY2011, thus accelerating from FY2012 to FY2011 the year in which the Virginia-class procurement rate is to shift from one boat per year to two boats per year.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Submarine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies