WASHINGTON, D.C. – Led by Chairman Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and Ranking Member Rob Wittman (R-Va.), the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces today released their proposals for the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Subcommittee will meet at 2:00pm ET on Wednesday, July 28 in Rayburn 2118 and via the WebEx platform. The markup will be live streamed on the committee’s website. The Subcommittee’s mark is available here.
Specifically, this year’s proposal:
- Recommends the restoration of a second Arleigh Burke class destroyer.
- Recommends to the full committee that the Navy procure eight battle force ships including two Virginia-class submarines; two DDG 51 Arleigh Burke destroyers; one guided missile Frigate (FFG); one T-AO fleet oiler; one T-AGOS(X) surveillance ship; and one T-ATS towing, salvage, and rescue ships.
- Includes a provision that will help ensure ship designs are adequately mature at the start of construction.
- Maintains a statutory floor that the Air Force is required to retain for tactical airlift aircraft.
- Mandates a cost and schedule baseline for the B-52 commercial re-engine program.
- Requires the Navy to make sustainment a Key Performance Parameter (KPP) during the solicitation.
- Adds additional components to the continuous production authority within the National Sea Based Deterrence Fund (NSBDF).
- Recommends two additional V-22 Osprey aircraft.
- Recommends continuing support for the propulsion and propeller upgrades of Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve C-130H airlift aircraft.
- Requires the Navy to implement a land-based test program for the DDG(X) destroyer program.
- Restricts funds associated with the VC-25B program until an updated schedule is provided.
- Requires the Navy to include an advanced degaussing system in the next multi-year contract for DDG-51 destroyers.
- Fully fund the Tanker Security Fleet at the authorized level of $60M.
- Recommends full funding for the B-21 Raider program.
- Recommends funding of the 5th National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) for the State Maritime Academies.
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