CNO 'Surprised' by Virginia-Class Cost Growth

August 2004
Sea Power;Aug2004, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p7
Reports that Vern Clark, the chief of U.S. Naval Operations, was surprised to learn of additional cost growth in the Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine program. Factors that contributed to the rising costs of building the submarines; Claim of Clark that the Joint Staff is conducting a study to determine the size and characteristics of the Navy's submarine force.


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