Navy examined 72-month cycle before settling on 36-month O-FRP

By Justin Doubleday / May 11, 2016 at 7:00 AM
A newly released report details what a 72-month operational cycle would look like for surface combatants, an interval the Navy had been studying before moving to the 36-month Optimized Fleet Response Plan recently put in place, according to a service spokesman. The report, issued by RAND and entitled, "Extending Depot Length and Intervals for DDG-51-Class Ships: Examining the 72-Month Operational Cycle," found going to a 72-month interval between extended depot maintenance periods would increase the operational availability of DDG-51 destroyers,...

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