2 For 4 in 2012 The Virginia-Class Road Ahead

Hilarides, William
June 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jun2006, Vol. 132 Issue 6, p68
Conference Proceeding
The article reports that the U.S. Chief of Naval Operation's shipbuilding plan is now a matter of record, enshrined in the Navy's 30-year plan submitted to Congress and found in the Quadrennial Defense Review. The shipbuilding industry has breathed a sigh of relief but this cautious optimism is tempered by the shipbuilding plans the Navy has made and abandoned in the past. The Virginia-class submarine build profile alone has been changed nine times since 1995, and the increase in build rate to two per year has been delayed ten years from the original program plan.


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