Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 4.djvu/47

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PUBLIC LAW 107-314—DEC. 2, 2002 116 STAT. 2475 (2) certifies that the Army cannot achieve the savings specified in subsection (b)(2); and (3) submits to the congressional defense committees, in writing, a notification of the waiver together with a report describing the reasons why the use of a multiyear contract for such procurement is in the national security interests of the United States and why the Army cannot achieve a 10 percent savings of the total anticipated costs of carrying out the program through a multiyear contract. Subtitle C—Navy Programs SEC. 121. EXTENSION OF MULTIYEAR PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY FOR DDG-51 CLASS DESTROYERS. Section 122(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 (Public Law 104-201; 110 Stat. 2446), as amended by section 122 of Public Law 106-65 (113 Stat. 534) and section 122(a) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (as enacted into law by Public Law 106- 398; 114 Stat. 1654A-24), is further amended by striking "October 1, 2005" in the first sentence and inserting "October 1, 2007". SEC. 122. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON SCOPE OF CONVERSION PROGRAM FOR TICONDEROGA-CLASS CRUISERS. It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary of the Navy should maintain the scope of the conversion program for the Ticonderoga class of cruisers so that the program— (1) covers all 27 ships in that class of cruisers; and (2) provides for modernizing each of those ships to include an appropriate mix of upgrades to ships' capabilities for theater missile defense, naval fire support, and air dominance. SEC. 123. CONTINUATION OF CONTRACT FOR OPERATION OF CHAM- PION-CLASS T-5 FUEL TANKER VESSELS. The Department of the Navy contract in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act for the operation of five Championclass T-5 fuel tanker vessels shall continue in effect with respect to the operation of each such vessel until the completion of the term of the contract or, if sooner for any such vessel, until the vessel is no longer used for purposes of the Military Sealift Command or any other Navy purpose. Subtitle D—Air Force Programs SEC. 131. MULTIYEAR PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY FOR C-130J AIR- CRAFT PROGRAM. (a) MULTIYEAR AUTHORITY. — Beginning with the fiscal year 2003 program year, the Secretary of the Air Force may, in accordance with section 2306b of title 10, United States Code, enter into a multiyear contract for procurement of up to 40 C-130J aircraft in the CC-130J configuration and up to 24 C-130J aircraft in the KC-130J configuration. Notwithstanding subsection (k) of such section, such a contract may be for a period of six program years. (b) LIMITATION. —The Secretary of the Air Force may not enter into a contract authorized by subsection (a) until—