Navy Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The Navy has been procuring Virginia SSN-774 class nuclear-powered attack submarines SSNs at a rate of one per year for the past several years. The procurement rate is scheduled to increase to two boats per year starting in FY2011. A total of 11 boats have been procured through FY2009. The eight Virginia-class submarines to be procured in the five-year period FY2009-FY2013 boats 11 through 18 are being procured under a multiyear procurement MYP arrangement. The Navys proposed FY2010 budget requests 1,964.3 million in procurement funding to complete the procurement cost of a 12th Virginia-class boat. The FY2010 budget estimates the procurement cost of this boat at 2,756.7 million, and the ship has received a total of 792.4 million in prior-year funding. The Navys proposed FY2010 budget also requests 1,346.4 million in advance procurement AP funding for Virginia-class boats to be procured in future years, and 613.3 million in additional AP funding for Economic Order Quantity EOQ purchases of long-leadtime items for Virginia-class boats to be procured under the FY2009-FY2013 MYP arrangement. The explanatory statement on the FY2010 DoD appropriations act H.R. 3326P.L. 111-118 of December 19, 2009 approves the Administrations FY2010 request for procurement and advance procurement funding for the Virginia-class program.
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