Table 2-3 Military Ships Under Construction as of October 2001 (1,000 ldt or greater)
Military Ships Under Construction as of October 2001 (1,000
ldt or greater)
|CVN||Aircraft carrier (nuclear powered)||2|
|DDG||Guided missile destroyer||17|
|LPD||Amphibious transport ship||4|
|SSN-21||Attack submarine (nuclear powered)||1|
|SSN-774||Attack submarine (nuclear powered)||4|
|T-AKR||Military sealift ship||3|
KEY: ldt = light displacement ton.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Admin., Office of Shipbuilding and Repair Technology, as of October 2001, available at: http://www.marad.dot.gov/nmrec/links/usshipyardsr.html.
- Orders for U.S. warships have declined since the end of the Cold War.
- U.S. Navy procurement accounts for about 70 percent of the shipbuilding and repair industry's revenue.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Division of Export Administration, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Strategic Analysis Division, National Security Assessment of the U.S. Shipbuilding and Repair Industry, May 2001.