Gilday: Navy should aim for 355-ship fleet, says maintenance delays are 'Achilles heel'

By Jordan Wolman / April 27, 2021 at 5:19 PM
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said the Navy is not moving fast enough to develop the capabilities it needs to compete with America's adversaries, though he cautioned on the need to "get it right" as it relates to new technologies and programs. Gilday, speaking at a Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments event , called maintenance delays at shipyards -- highlighted in a recent Congressional Budget Office report -- the Navy's "Achilles heel" as the service seeks to...

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