The US Navy (USN) has requested about USD11.2 billion for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for navy ship maintenance for active forces, compared with about USD11 billion requested in FY 2020, according to USN budget documents released on 10 February.
The FY 2021 request funds about 98% of those maintenance needs. The FY 2020 request funded 100%.
The FY 2021 request for all ship maintenance, including overseas contingency operations, is about USD13.5 billion, compared with USD13.11 billion for FY 2020.
“Ship maintenance continues to be a focus area for the navy, and we are committed to better predictability and maintenance of our ships,” the USN said in the budget documents.
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