16 mai 2018

Navy Looks Outside Budget To Help Build New Boomers

breakingdefense.com

WASHINGTON: The Navy is finally getting the funding it has sought to push production of its next-generation Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. But in a move that has raised some eyebrows, hundreds of millions of doll ars for the program are not coming from the Navy budget, a situation that could become the new normal amid continuing budget uncertainty. Navy leadership has said the Columbia program, which will include 12 nuclear-powered boats to replace the aging Ohio-class SSBNs [...]