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 2014 (starting October 1, 2013).

Below, you find DoD budget data for 18 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 and FY 2014 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 DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Class AEGIS Destroyer is the DoD shipbuilding program that received the most funding with direct total spending of $4.87 billion, closely followed by the SSN 774 Virginia Class Submarine with $4.81 billion. In FY 2013, among other ship types, the DoD purchased two SSN 774 submarines, three DDG 51s, 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 FY2012-FY2013:

-1.98%

Shipbuilding FY 2013 Shipbuilding FY 2012 FY 2013 Sequestration
$3,918 million $5,329 million

$869.4 million

DoD Shipbuilding Programs | Total Spending & Sequestration

FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 ------------FY2014------------

ACTUAL ACTUAL PRELIM.* DoD req. SEQ** TOTAL

Million U.S. Dollars

*PRELIM. = Preliminary total spending net of sequestration**SEQ = Estimated sequestration

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

Total Spending # of Ships Bought

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

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

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5,468.2
1,478.9
1,680.5
2,794.8
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0.0

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2,469.3
1,982.3
1,734.7
468.0
46.2
183.9
28.0
75.0
96.5
10.5
89.7
36.5
3.5
0.0
5,240.0
0.0

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-550.3
-79.2
-158.2
0.0
-56.2
-0.1
-19.7
-0.2
0.0
-1.4
0.0
-10.3
-1.8
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

2,267.9
5,029.5
2,390.1
1,824.1
1,734.7
411.8
46.1
183.9
27.8
75.0
95.1
10.5
79.4
36.5
3.5
524
0.0
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DoD | # of Ships Purchased

FY2011 FY2012 FY2013(p) FY2014(e)

Rank Ship/Program Name Type User Quantity Quantity Quantity Quantity

Total Spending # of Ships Bought

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

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

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ADIR

DDG 51 AEGIS | FY13: $4.87 billion

SSN 774 Virginia | FY13: $4.81 billion

LCS | FY13: $2.33 billion

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