Lawmakers dissatisfied with flat shipbuilding plans

By Nick Wilson / April 18, 2023 at 10:46 AM
Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee are dissatisfied with the Navy's near- and long-term shipbuilding plans, saying they fail to adequately increase the service's fleet size to meet its 355-ship requirement. During the committee’s hearing on the Navy’s fiscal year 2024 budget , Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS) said the service’s 30-year shipbuilding plan was delivered to Congress Monday evening, although it has yet to be released publicly. “The Navy submitted its statutorily required 30-year shipbuilding plan, which seems...

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