U.S. DoD Shipbuilding Programs

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Welcome to the U.S. Defense Shipbuilding programs page on AeroWeb. This section covers U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) spending on major shipbuilding programs from FY 2012 to FY 2016 (fiscal years starting October 1).

Below, you find DoD budget data for 26 shipbuilding programs, including destroyers, submarines, cruisers, landing craft and other support vessels.

For each program, you can access information about total DoD spending on that program in FY 2012, FY 2013, FY 2014, FY 2015 and FY 2016 as well as the number of ships/craft purchased.

Our data tells you exactly how much was spent on each program, e.g. total spending on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), number 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.

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Major DoD Naval Programs | Carriers, Cruisers, Destroyers, Support Ships and Landing Craft

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015), the SSN 774 Virginia Class Submarine is the shipbuilding program that received the most funding with direct total spending of $6.23 billion, followed by the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Class AEGIS Destroyer with $3.26 billion. In FY 2015, among other ship types, the DoD will purchase three Ship-to-Shore Connectors (SSCs), three Littoral Combat Ships, two SSN 774 submarines, and two DDG 51 Destroyers.

In FY 2015, other major shipbuilding programs are the Littoral Combat Ship ($2.05 billion), the CVN 78 Ford Class Aircraft Carrier ($1.87 billion), the LPD 17 San Antonio Class ($1.11 billion), the Ohio Class Submarine Replacement ($853 million), the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer ($682 million), and CVN 68 Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier complex refueling overhauls ($564 million).

Note: Click on a program to view full profile

Change in Spending FY2014-FY2015:

+6.7%

Shipbuilding FY 2015 Shipbuilding FY 2014 Shipbuilding FY 2013
$17.81 billion $16.70 billion $16.95 billion

DoD Shipbuilding Programs | Total Spending

Total Spending # of Ships Bought

FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016

ACTUAL ACTUAL ACTUAL PRELIM.* REQUEST**

Million U.S. Dollars

*PRELIM. = Preliminary FY2015 spending**REQUEST = Requested by the DoD

Rank Ship/Program Name Ship Type User $M $M $M $M $M

SSN 774 Virginia Class Submarine
DDG 51 AEGIS Destroyer
Littoral Combat Ship
CVN 78 Ford Class Aircraft Carrier
LPD 17 San Antonio Class
Ohio Class Sub Replacement
Moored Training Ship
DDG 1000 Zumwalt Destroyer
Nimitz Class (Refueling Overhauls)
Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)
Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC)
Standard Boats
LHA Replacement
SSN 688 & Trident Modernization
Landing Craft (LCAC)
LX (R)
LCC 19/20 Extended Service Life
Afloat Forward Staging Base
LHA/LHD Midlife
T-AO(X) Fleet Oiler
Remote Minehunting System (RMS)
Service Craft
LSD Midlife
AEGIS Cruiser
Oceanographic Ships
Mobile Landing Platform (MLP)

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Destroyer
Frigate
Carrier
Dock Ship
Submarine
Other
Destroyer
Carrier
Transport
Transport
Support
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Submarine
Transport
Dock Ship
Cmd. Ship
Support
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Support
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Cruiser
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Support

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2,256.9
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699.1
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4,912.0
2,259.9
718.2
416.5
0.0
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798.3
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112.7
29.0
201.7
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0.0
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2,372.4
2,360.7
1,740.1
80.1
0.0
207.3
470.6
1,872.0
23.3
68.4
28.7
95.6
83.4
97.8
0.0
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612.6
6.4
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0.9
73.4
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3,263.8
2,046.4
1,867.8
1,114.1
853.3
801.7
682.4
563.8
241.0
202.4
126.4
71.7
71.6
48.7
36.9
22.0
17.3
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3,580.2
2,074.2
2,693.0
662.4
971.4
138.2
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717.9
19.3
263.4
30.0
302.2
109.9
102.8
46.5
12.3
15.5
28.6
674.2
87.6
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DoD | Quantity of Ships Purchased

Total Spending # of Ships Bought

FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015(p) FY2016(e)

Rank Ship/Program Name Ship Type User Quantity Quantity Quantity Quantity Quantity

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Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC)
Littoral Combat Ship
Landing Craft (LCAC)
SSN 774 Virginia Class Submarine
DDG 51 AEGIS Destroyer
Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)
Moored Training Ship
LPD 17 San Antonio Class
Nimitz Class (Refueling Overhauls)
T-AO(X) Fleet Oiler
Afloat Forward Staging Base
CVN 78 Ford Class Aircraft Carrier
Oceanographic Ships
Ohio Class Sub Replacement
DDG 1000 Zumwalt Destroyer
Standard Boats
LHA Replacement
SSN 688 & Trident Modernization
LX (R)
LCC 19/20 Extended Service Life
LHA/LHD Midlife
Remote Minehunting System (RMS)
Service Craft
LSD Midlife
AEGIS Cruiser
Mobile Landing Platform (MLP)

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Destroyer
Transport
Other
Dock Ship
Carrier
Support
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Carrier
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Destroyer
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Submarine
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Support
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Cruiser
Support

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Warships Forecast
Warships Forecast

SSN 774 Virginia | FY15: $6.23 billion

DDG 51 AEGIS | FY15: $3.26 billion

LCS | FY15: $2.05 billion

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