How will the Navy's FY2019 Budget Impact Surface Warfare Initiatives?
We took a look how the Navy's FY19 Budget Request will impact surface warfare initiatives. The Navy's 2019 request totals $194.1 billion, which is roughly a 7% increase from the President's 2018 request. The Navy and Marine Corps are anticipated to spend much of this increase on additional ships, aircraft, and personnel. The Navy has stated that this increase would improve readiness, the lack of which has been cited as one of the factors in 2017’s fatal ship collisions and aviation mishaps.
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