U.S. Navy Will Spend $81.4 Billion on Ships, Subs Through 2021

  • Seeks 38 vessels through 2021, 10 Fewer Than Earlier Plan
  • Delayed $13 billion aircraft carrier to be delivered in Sept.

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter flies over an ongoing replenishment at sea between the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, left, the fast combat support ship USNS Rainier, center, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay in the South China Sea, on March 4, 2016.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew P. Holmes via U.S. Department of Defense

The U.S. Navy will seek $81.4 billion to buy 38 warships, submarines and support vessels in the next five years, according to new budget figures from the service.

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