Discusses the challenges that the Navy is facing in its plans for building its future fleet. This testimony examined these matters: (1) the NavyAis draft shipbuilding plan for fiscal year 2011; (2) the effect that replacing Ohio class submarines with a new class of submarines will have on the NavyAis shipbuilding program; and (3) the number of ships that may be needed to support ballistic missile defense from the sea. Before discussing those issues, the author briefly recaps an analysis of the 2009 shipbuilding plan as a point of departure for examining the draft 2011 plan. Charts and tables.Average Ship Costs and Purchases in the Past and Under the Navya#39;s 2009 Plan Source: Congressional Budget Office. ... thus driving up their costs.5 For example , the Arleigh Burke class destroyer, which was first built in the 1980s, is muchanbsp;...
|Title||:||Long-Term Outlook for the U. S. Navy's Fleet|
|Author||:||Eric J. Labs|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-05|