DOD seeks waiver to buy foreign, used, commercial cargo ships needed for surge sealift

By Jason Sherman / June 30, 2021 at 10:32 AM
The Defense Department is asking Congress to temporarily lift a statutory ban on buying used foreign ships in fiscal year 2022 to jumpstart reserve sealift fleet modernization plans, allowing DOD to execute a four-year, $1.4 billion plan to buy 16 roll-on/roll-off commercial vessels. On June 24, the Pentagon transmitted to Congress a third package of legislative proposals , which includes a request to allow the defense secretary to buy used foreign sealift ships without the requirement to buy 10 new...

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