Collins questions proposed ship buying levels for FY-24

By Linda Hersey / March 28, 2023 at 12:17 PM
Contrasting projections for the U.S. fleet of 291 ships by 2028 to forecasts for China to have 440 ships, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) told naval officials Tuesday she is concerned about the Navy's shipbuilding plans in the fiscal year 2024 budget. “In my judgment, the administration's budget requests do not fully reflect the challenges identified in its own national defense strategy,” Collins said in opening remarks at the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee hearing on the Navy’s fiscal year 2024 budget...

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