Funding Boost for 2010 Still Falls Short of Shipbuilding Goals

Scully, Megan; Burgess, Richard R.; Marcario, John C.; Eisman, Dale
February 2010
Sea Power;Feb2010, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p6
The article reports on the approval of the final defense appropriations bill for fiscal 2010 in Washington D.C. on December 19, 2009. It notes that the final 2010 bill is worth 636.3 billion dollars which includes the 15 billion dollar budget for shipbuilding. However, it mentions that the fiscal year 2010 shipbuilding budget is not enough for the quantity of ships needed to reach and maintain the required fleet size of 313 ships.


Related Articles

  • Institutionalizing Modular Adaptable Ship Technologies. Doerry, Norbert H. // Journal of Ship Production & Design;Aug2014, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p126 

    The U.S. Navy is tasked within a constrained budget with fulfilling its missions in an environment of evolving threats and a corresponding rapidly evolving mission system technology base. Modular Adaptable Ship technologies enable the affordable transformation of a ship over its service life to...

  • Top Navy Officials Grilled On Ship Maintenance Funds.  // Sea Power;May2004, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p7 

    Reports on the intense questioning of U.S. Navy officials during the hearing conducted by a House Defense Appropriation Subcommittee on their handling of a U.S.$600 million included in the 2004 supplemental spending package that was meant for ship depot maintenance. Defense spending package to...

  • Shrinking the Status-Quo Navy. McDevitt, Michael // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2011, Vol. 137 Issue 2, p22 

    The article reports that reductions in the defense budgets can dramatically constrain the overall size of the U.S. Navy and change the status of being a balanced fleet. Though the present navy can meet challenges, the concern is whether it will be able to do them in the future. The Congressional...

  • 'Ready to Go on Game Day'.  // Sea Power;Sep2001, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p11 

    Interviews Mark P. Fitzgerald, commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group of the United States Navy. Major changes in the combat capabilities of the carrier air wing and its battle group; Status of funding of the U.S. Navy for spare parts and precision-guided munitions; Importance of...

  • Navy Tells Congress It Wants A DDG-51 In FY '09, Though No Formal Request Made. Rutherford, Emelie // Defense Daily;8/4/2008, Vol. 239 Issue 24, p2 

    The article reports on the proposal of the U.S. Navy to the Congress that calls for funding for DDG-51 destroyers in the fiscal year 2009, in addition to the destroyer-building proposal in the year 2010. It says that the potential of the proposal to get an approval from lawmakers is minimal...

  • GROWER ELECTRONIC ATTACKER. Elward, Brad // Aviation News;Mar2015, p50 

    The article looks at the progress of the Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic-warfare aircraft, which replaced the Grumman EA 6B Prowler in the U.S. Navy. It discusses the American government's budget for additional Growler procurement in the Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016. Information is also given on...

  • The New Focus.  // Time;3/29/1954, Vol. 63 Issue 13, p17 

    The article focuses on the confusion brought about by the opinions raised by U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles on local defense. The questions raised by Dulles' claim that local defense should be enhanced by addressing massive retaliatory power are cited. A clarification on the...

  • DEFENSE NEWS.  // Microwave Journal;Nov2010, Vol. 53 Issue 11, p39 

    The article offers news briefs in the U.S. related to military and naval readiness. Lockheed Martin was awarded by the Navy with 119 million dollar contract to demonstrate conceptual designs for the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). The Navy also awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a 120 million...

  • More for the Same. Chavanne, Bettina H. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/8/2010, Vol. 172 Issue 6, p28 

    The article reports on the lack of new projects for the U.S. Navy and Army despite the nearly 12.5 billion U.S. dollar rotorcraft budget they received for Fiscal 2011. The availability of rotary-wing assets was the priority in the Quadrennial Defense Review released in February 1, 2010 to ensure...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics