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 2011 to FY 2015 (fiscal years starting October 1).

Below, you find DoD budget data for 20 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 2011, FY 2012, FY 2013, FY 2014 and FY 2015 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), # 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) 2013 (October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013), the SSN 774 Virginia Class Submarine is the DoD shipbuilding program that received the most funding with direct total spending of $6.69 billion, closely followed by the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Class AEGIS Destroyer with $2.37 billion. In FY 2014, among other ship types, the DoD will purchase two SSN 774 submarines, one DDG 51, and four Littoral Combat Ships.

In FY 2013, other major shipbuilding programs are the CVN 68 Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, CVN 78 Ford Class Aircraft Carrier, the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer, the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), the LPD 17 San Antonio Class, the LHA 6 America Class Assault Ship, and the AEGIS Guided Missile Cruiser. Also, the U.S. Navy is preparing to modernize the fleet of SSN 688 Los Angeles Class submarines.

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Change in Spending FY2014-FY2015:

+2.00%

Shipbuilding FY 2015 Shipbuilding FY 2014 Shipbuilding FY 2013
$17,011 million $16,678 million $16,942 million

DoD Shipbuilding Programs | Total Spending & Sequestration

FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015

ACTUAL ACTUAL ACTUAL PRELIM.* REQUEST**

Million U.S. Dollars

*PRELIM. = Preliminary FY2014 spending**REQUEST = Requested by the DoD in 2014 excl. OCO

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

Total Spending # of Ships Bought

SSN 774 Virginia Class Submarine
DDG 51 AEGIS Destroyer
Littoral Combat Ship
Nimitz Class (Refueling Overhauls)
CVN 78 Ford Class Aircraft Carrier
Afloat Forward Staging Base
DDG 1000 Zumwalt Destroyer
Moored Training Ship
Landing Craft (LCAC)
LHA Replacement
Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) SSN 688 & Trident Modernization
LPD 17 San Antonio Class
Standard Boats
Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)
AEGIS Cruiser
Oceanographic Ships
Service Craft
Mobile Landing Platform (MLP)
Ohio Class Sub Replacement

Submarine
Destroyer
Other
Carrier
Carrier
Support
Destroyer
Other
Transport
Other
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Submarine
Other
Support
Transport
Cruiser
Other
Support
Support
Submarine

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3,274.6
1,478.9
1,680.5
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2,259.9
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0.0
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283.5
102.5
201.7
112.7
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416.5
29.0
198.6
80.9
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2,372.1
2,370.6
1,877.0
1,758.2
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453.7
207.3
98.1
97.6
87.5
85.7
74.2
28.7
22.5
10.5
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3,279.6
2,059.9
80.2
2,198.3
0.0
701.9
801.7
49.1
71.7
191.0
71.6
139.6
129.8
51.5
0.0
5.6
0.0
0.0
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DoD | # of Ships Purchased

FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014(p) FY2015(e)

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

Total Spending # of Ships Bought

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Littoral Combat Ship
Landing Craft (LCAC)
SSN 774 Virginia Class Submarine
DDG 51 AEGIS Destroyer
Afloat Forward Staging Base
Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC)
Moored Training Ship
Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)
CVN 78 Ford Class Aircraft Carrier
Oceanographic Ships
Nimitz Class (Refueling Overhauls)
LPD 17 San Antonio Class
LHA Replacement
Mobile Landing Platform (MLP)
DDG 1000 Zumwalt Destroyer
SSN 688 & Trident Modernization
Standard Boats
AEGIS Cruiser
Service Craft
Ohio Class Sub Replacement

Other
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Submarine
Destroyer
Support
Transport
Other
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Carrier
Other
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Support
Destroyer
Submarine
Support
Cruiser
Support
Submarine

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ADIR

SSN 774 Virginia | FY14: $6.69 billion

DDG 51 AEGIS | FY14: $2.37 billion

LCS | FY14: $2.37 billion

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