THE PENTAGON — U.S. Navy submarine programs are geared up for vibrant funding in fiscal 2014 for both the Virginia-class and Ohio-class replacement boats. The Virginia-class SSN attack subs have become the template for the U.S. Navy in terms of operational and acquisition proficiency, and the proposed fiscal 2014 spending plan includes about $5.4 billion for the boats, compared to about $4.3 billion last year. The budget plan funds two new ships for about $3.7 billion as part of the ...

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