Lyons says sealift fleet will start to lose 1M to 2M square feet of capacity per year

By Justin Katz  
February 25, 2020 at 1:43 PM
Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, chief of U.S. Transportation Command, today quantified the surge sealift crisis he is facing, stating the fleet will lose between 1 million and 2 million square feet of capacity each year starting around 2025. "That's enough space to move two to four brigade combat teams in a single voyage. By the mid-2030s, over half the sealift fleet will be unusable, placing an unacceptable risk on the Joint Force, especially the Army, to deliver large-scale combat power...

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