WASHINGTON, D.C. – Led by Chairman Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Ranking Member Rob Wittman (R-VA), the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces today released their proposal for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The Subcommittee will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, in Rayburn 2118.  The markup will be live streamed on the Committee’s website.  The Subcommittee's mark is available here

Specifically, the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee’s proposal:

  • Recommends to the full committee that the Navy procure 11 battle force ships including three Virginia-class submarines, three DDG 51 Arleigh Burke destroyers; one guided missile Frigate (FFG); one Amphibious Transport Dock ship (LPD Flight II); one T-AO 205 oiler; and two T-ATS towing, salvage, and rescue ships;
  • Recommends an expansion of critical enablers including additional aircraft and munitions;
  • Recommends continuing support for the propulsion and propeller upgrades of Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve C-130H airlift aircraft;
  • Establishes a Tanker Security Fleet to help fill the gap in at sea logistics;
  • Fully funds the Columbia class submarine program and recommends additional funds for submarine supplier development;
  • Recommends full funding for the B-21 Raider program;
  • Reauthorizes the Maritime Security Program (MSP) and adjusts the stipends;
  • Restores funding associated with the USS Harry S. Truman refueling overhaul and prohibits the Navy from reducing the number of aircraft carriers below the statutory requirement of 11;
  • Requires a new Mobility Capabilities Requirement Study (MCRS);
  • Recommends full funding for the VC-25B Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization (PAR) program;
  • Restores full funding for one National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) for the State Maritime Academies;
  • Increased oversight of Executive Airlift for the Department of Defense by requiring a single scheduler and common guidelines;
  • Requires major shipboard components be manufactured in the National Technology and Industrial Base (NTIB);
  • Increased oversight of the B-52 Commercial Engine Replacement Program (CERP) requiring the Air Force to ensure they have firm requirements;
  • Prohibits the Army from inactivating any watercraft units until a review has been completed and validated by a third-party organization.