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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ayotte calls for 2 new submarines annually between '16 and '20

Virginia class SSNNew Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte announced on Tuesday that she's advocating for two new Virginia Class submarines to be procured every year between 2016 and 2020.

In a press release, Ayotte said the call for the 10 new submarines was a continuation of "her efforts to sustain America’s Naval power and advocate for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard."

She announced that she has urged leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee to authorize the Department of the Navy’s request for the new subs citing "the importance of attack submarines to U.S. national security" and "the declining size of the nation’s attack submarine fleet in the coming years."

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