Kitchener: Navy reducing maintenance delays but more work to be done

By Aidan Quigley / January 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM
The Navy has reduced its days of maintenance delay by 41% since fiscal year 2019, Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener, the commander of Naval Surface Forces, told reporters Friday. Kitchener said the service completed 59% of maintenance availabilities on time in FY-21, up from 34% in 2019. Maintenance delays have long presented problems for the Navy, and Kitchener said he is not satisfied with the current situation. “I think there's a lot more work to do to get better at that,”...

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