The Capacity of the Navy’s Shipyards to Maintain Its Submarines

The Navy’s four shipyards have experienced significant delays in completing maintenance on its submarines (all of which are nuclear-powered). In this report, the Congressional Budget Office examines the capacity of those shipyards to maintain the submarines and suggests options to reduce or mitigate delays. Two factors have been the primary causes of delays in the… Continue Reading The Capacity of the Navy’s Shipyards to Maintain Its Submarines

An Analysis of the Navy’s December 2020 Shipbuilding Plan

Each year, as directed by the Congress, the Navy submits a report with the President’s budget describing the planned inventory, purchases, deliveries, and retirements of the ships in its fleet for the next 30 years. The Navy did not submit its 30-year shipbuilding plan with the fiscal year 2021 budget, but the Department of Defense… Continue Reading An Analysis of the Navy’s December 2020 Shipbuilding Plan

Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans

The current and planned size and composition of the Navy, the annual rate of Navy ship procurement, the prospective affordability of the Navy’s shipbuilding plans, and the capacity of the U.S. shipbuilding industry to execute the Navy’s shipbuilding plans have been oversight matters for the congressional defense committees for many years. On December 9, 2020,… Continue Reading Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans