FY 2016 Department of the Navy Budget Highlights and Concerns

The Navy League supports:Picture4

–Raising the Defense budget caps

–Multi-year procurement contracts for Virginia-class submarines

–11 carriers as part of a 308-ship fleet

–Funding for the F-35 joint strike fighter and V-22 Osprey

The Navy League recommends:

–Increasing the shipbuilding budget to $21B to

achieve a fleet of 308

–Increasing operations and maintenance funds

–Prioritizing the Ohio-class replacement programPicture5

–Protecting readiness