"This mark affirms the need for strong and growing
Highlights of the Seapower Subcommittee mark include:
* Providing full funding for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the USS George Washington (CVN-73). The mark provides for the continued service life of CVN-73, meeting the legal requirement for the
* Ensuring full funding for the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-79). The mark continues full funding for the next generation aircraft carrier, supporting U.S. power projection capabilities for decades to come.
* Continuing critical investments in Virginia-class attack submarines and
* Supporting continuation of the Littoral Combat Ship program. The mark supports procurement of two LCS and advance procurement for an additional two LCS in support of the
* Authorizing an additional 96 Tomahawk missiles. The mark seeks to fill the
* Authorizing six KC-46 refueling aircraft. The mark provides for the procurement of six KC-46 refueling aircraft required to logistically support U.S. power projection capabilities worldwide.
* Supporting the C-130 modernization program. The mark continues support for the C-130 avionics modernization program necessary for a vigorous U.S. strategic lift capacity.
In addition, Chairman Forbes will introduce language that prohibits the premature retirement of cruisers and amphibious ships and that expands the authority of the
Additionally, Chairman Forbes and Chairman Wittman are working in coordination to support an additional LPD-17 to meet the amphibious requirements of the
Other features of the Seapower mark include:
* Establishing a
* Setting Direction for theUCLASS Program. The mark precludes the use of funds for the UCLASS program pending a review by the Secretary of Defense of the requirements for a carrier-based UAS to extend the ISR and precision strike reach of the carrier air wing in future A2/AD threat environments. On this issue, Forbes said that "I believe the current UCLASS requirements will not address the emerging anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) challenges to US power projection that originally motivated creation of the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS) program. A UCLASS program with the appropriate requirements is absolutely essential for the future of the carrier air wing and U.S. power projection capabilities in the decades ahead."
* Standardizing Ship Counting Procedures to Avoid "Paper Ships". The Subcommittee prevents the use in the Thirty Year Shipbuilding Plan of counting mechanisms that misleadingly bolster the size of the
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