15 Sep '18, 2pm

Report finds submarine maintenance work less costly at private yards

Report finds submarine maintenance work less costly at private yards

It's less costly to repair submarines at private shipyards like Electric Boat than the Navy's public yards, according to a recent analysis by the Congressional Budget Office. And the Navy has said it prefers to go to public shipyards for its routine maintenance work because it costs less. CBO, at the request of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, analyzed 24 years of maintenance on Los Angeles-class attack submarines done by private and public yards, examining costs, days of labor and days in the shipyard. It found that, on average, it cost 38 percent less to do the overhaul work at private shipyards compared to the public yards. The analysis includes a disclaimer about the findings — the average cost of an overhaul at a public shipyard was $26 million compared with an average cost of $21 million at a private shipyard — which is that the private shipyards performed mo...

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