Del Toro: Navy needs larger missile stockpiles in the Pacific

By Nick Wilson / May 2, 2023 at 3:03 PM
The Navy lacks sufficient quantities of long-range precision fires stockpiled in the Pacific, according to Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, who expressed concern over China's growing missile inventory in the region. During a Friday House Armed Services Committee hearing, Del Toro told lawmakers the Navy’s fiscal year 2024 budget request looks to make up for this shortfall by increasing procurement of weapon systems, including the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile, Standard Missile-6 and Maritime Strike Tomahawk. Del Toro was questioned by Rep...

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