Amendment grants the Secretary of the Navy the authority for advance purchase of major components for the next two aircraft carriers to achieve cost savings and to ensure maintenance of critical skills in the aircraft carrier industrial base. The amendment also ensures that carriers are constructed on a five-year cycle with continuous and incremental funding for procurement.

Purpose:

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-88 to allow the Secretary of the Navy to enter into multiyear contracts for the start of major construction of the Ford-class aircraft carriers designated CVN 79 and CVN 80 and for the construction of major components, modules, or other structures related to such carriers subject to appropriations. Allows the Secretary of the Navy to enter into a contract for the construction of FORD Class Carriers CVN 79 and CVN 80 to be funded on a five year centers.

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(A001)

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