Legislative proposal may allow Navy to buy foreign, used ships to support sealift

By Abby Shepherd / May 3, 2024 at 2:04 PM
A legislative proposal brought forward by the Navy will potentially allow the service to acquire foreign, used vessels to bolster sealift capacity. “The proposal increases the Secretary of Defense's authority to acquire foreign-built, used vessels, to support effort to cost-effectively recapitalize the Ready Reserve Force,” a Navy spokesperson told Inside Defense . The proposal was discussed by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti at Wednesday’s House Armed Services Committee Navy budget hearing, where she detailed solutions the service is...

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