The Long-Term Outlook for the U.S. Navys Fleet

Statement of Eric J. Labs, Senior Analyst for Naval Forces and Weapons, on the the Long-Term Outlook for the U.S. Navy’s Fleet, given before the Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives.

Specifically, the Subcommittee asked the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to examine three matters: the Navy’s draft shipbuilding plan for fiscal year 2011, the effect that replacing Ohio class submarines with a new class of submarines will have on the Navy’s shipbuilding program, and the number of ships that may be needed to support ballistic missile defense from the sea.
CBO’s analysis of those issues, contained in a 19-page document, can be accessed by clicking HERE.