CNO: Half of maintenance delays stem from ships proposed for decommissioning

By Audrey Decker / October 20, 2022 at 10:32 AM
The Navy's continued struggles with surface ship maintenance delays can partly be tied to the ships on the service's decommissioning list, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday. “I will say that between 40% and 50% of those delay days, I can attribute to six or seven ships that we'd like to decommission because they are old and they are not fit to fight against the current threat,” he said. While cumulative days of maintenance delays have decreased,...

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