Navy LPD-17 Amphibious Ship Procurement

Navy LPD-17 Amphibious Ship Procurement

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The NavyAis FY 2011-2015 shipbuilding plan calls for procuring an 11th and final San Antonio (LPD-17) class amphibious ship in FY 2012. The Navy estimates the procurement cost of this ship at $2 billion. The ship received $184 million in FY 2010 advance procurement funding, and the Navy plans to request the remaining $1.9 billion of the cost in the FY 2012 budget. Accordingly, the NavyAis proposed FY 2011 budget does not request any procurement funding for the LPD-17 program. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Amphibious Ships in General; LPD-17 Program; (3) Issues for Congress. Appendix A. Amphibious Lift Goal; Appendix B. LPD-17 Cost Growth and Construction Problems. Illus. This is a print on demand report.San Antonioa#39;s sister ship, Mesa Verde, which returned in August from a seven- month, 35, 000-mile deployment to the Persian ... Over the shipa#39;s career, Navy inspectors also have cited the crew for poor maintenance procedures, and criticizedanbsp;...

Title:Navy LPD-17 Amphibious Ship Procurement
Author:Ronald O'Rourke
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-05


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