Welcome to the DoD Shipbuilding Section on AeroWeb. This section covers DoD Spending
on major naval systems from FY 2011 to FY 2013 (starting October 1, 2012).
Below, you find a database of 12 DoD shipbuilding programs, including destroyers, submarines, cruisers, transport vessels, landing platforms, and landing craft.
For each program, you can access information about total DoD spending on that program in FY11, FY12, and FY13 as well as procurement spending, research expenditures, and the number of ships/craft purchased.
Our data tells you exactly how much was spent on each program, e.g. RDT&E expenses for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), # of SSN-774 Virginia Class submarines purchased etc. By clicking on a program below, you access that naval system's profile - giving you access to general information about the ship/vessel (specs, propulsion, ship self-defense systems, mission/role etc.) and DoD budget data downloads for each program (so you can see the official spending documentation to verify the accuracy of our data and access even more info).
Note that our data may not in all instances match the numbers in the official DoD Major Acquisition Program Data Book, mainly due to the fact that we also include spending on modifications (to provide a more accurate view of how much is spent on each system). Therefore, we are convinced that the data provided below is more extensive, more accurate and more detailed than what is published by the DoD.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 (October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013), the SSN-774 Virginia Class Submarine is the DoD shipbuilding program that receives the most funding with expected direct total spending of $4.41 billion, followed by the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Class AEGIS Destroyer with ($3.97 billion). In FY2013, among other ship models, the DoD procures 2 SSN-774s, 2 DDG-51s, and 4 Littoral Combat Ships at a total procurement expense of more than $10 billion.
In FY2013, other notable shipbuilding programs include the CVN Refueling Overhauls, the DDG-1000 Zumwalt Destroyer,
the CVN-21 Carrier Replacement, the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), the LPD-17 San Antonio Class,
the LHA America Class Assault Ship, and the AEGIS Cruiser. Also, the U.S. Navy is preparing to
modernize the fleet of SSN-688 Los Angeles Class and SSBN-726 Ohio Class submarines.
Note: Click on a program to view full profile
|Change in Spending FY2012-FY2013:||Shipbld. (Total)||Procurement||RDT&E||Shipbld. Exp. FY2013||Shipbld. Exp. FY2012|
|-8.34%||-8.98%||+9.35%||$13.58 billion||$14.92 billion|
SSN-774 Virginia Class Submarine
DDG-51 AEGIS Destroyer
Littoral Combat Ship
Nimitz Class (Refueling Overhauls)
DDG 1000 Zumwalt Destroyer
Ford Class Aircraft Carrier
Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)
LPD 17 San Antonio Class
AEGIS Cruiser (CG Modernization)
SSN-688 and Trident Modernization
Landing Craft (LCAC)
|Rank||Ship/Program Name||Ship Type||User(s)|
|FY 2013||FY 2012||FY 2011|
PROC* = Procurement in % of total FY2013 DoD spending on the program
RDT&E* = Research Expenditures in % of total FY2013 DoD spending on the program
SSN-774 Virginia | FY13: $4.41 billion
DDG-51 AEGIS | FY13: $3.97 billion
Lit. Combat Ship | FY13: $2.40 billion