Security Studies Program Seminar

Options for the Navy's Future Fleet

Eric J. Labs
Senior Analyst for Naval Forces and Weapons

April 25, 2007

My talk is based on a CBO study from May 2006, with some updates for Navy's recent 2007 Ship building plan. I assess lower cost options or the future fleet, because the Navy can't afford the plan it has put out.

Outline of the talk

Central conclusions:


How does the Navy pay for its plan?

Assumptions behind Navy plan:

My estimates vs. the Navy's:

Key assumptions in the options:

[This presentation contained many charts and graphs that cannot be reproduced in words.]

General approach of the options:

Measures of comparison

Implications for the shipbuilding industrial base


Rapporteur: Caitlin Talmadge

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