ABSTRACT

Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress [April 28, 2022]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the Virginia (SSN-774) class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) program. The Navy has been procuring Virginia-class SSNs since FY1998, and a total of 36 have been procured through FY2021. Since FY2011, Virginia-class boats have been procured at a rate of two per year. The Navy's proposed FY2023 budget requests the procurement of the 37th and 38th Virginia-class boats. The Virginia-class program poses multiple issues for Congress. Decisions that Congress makes on these issue could substantially affect U.S. Navy capabilities and funding requirements, and the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL32418
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2022-04-28
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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