Delays on Navy's $161 billion Virginia class submarines hit 15 months
Topics: NAVY VIRGINIA SUBMARINES
The average delay of 10.5 months is an increase from a seven-month average cited in March by the Naval Sea Systems Command for 10 vessels being built under a 2014 contract, according to a comparison of dates in Navy budget documents.
The contractors, rival shipbuilders who are producing the submarines together, had sought to shave months off of previous construction periods. ■