Navy said to seek funding increase for Virginia-class submarines

THE U.S. NAVY is slated to propose increases in submarine and aircraft carrier funding for the fiscal year beginnings Oct. 1. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
THE U.S. NAVY is slated to propose increases in submarine and aircraft carrier funding for the fiscal year beginnings Oct. 1. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy will propose increased submarine and aircraft carrier funding in its budget request for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, while sticking to its plan for the troubled Littoral Combat Ship, according to internal figures obtained by Bloomberg News. The budget seeks $5.41 billion for the Virginia-class submarine made jointly by…

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