February 1, 2010
Pentagon FY 2011 budget seeks ten ships
The Navy Department's top budget official, Rear Adm. Joseph Mulloy, gave a briefing today on the Navy's FY 2011 budget request.
The shipbuilding plan calls for 10 new ships in fiscal 2011 -- two Virginia-class subs, two DDG-51 destroyers, two littoral combat ships, one landing helicopter assault replacement, one mobile landing platform and two joint high-speed vessels, one each for the Navy and Army, with the Army footing the bill for its unit. The plan over five years calls for 53 new ships.
However, the FY 2011 defense budget submission also calls for cancellation of the Navy's CG (X) cruiser.