Navy believes market supports plan to buy used sealift vessels to recapitalize fleet

By Aidan Quigley / February 4, 2021 at 1:55 PM
The Navy is optimistic the market supports the service's plan to procure used sealift vessels to replace its aging sealift fleet, a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense last month. The service plans to procure 16 used sealift vessels in the next five years while building two new sealift vessels, the Navy's shipbuilding plan released in December states. Lt. Tim Pietrack told Inside Defense that the Navy and Maritime Administration, which is part of the Transportation Department, have been...

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