Navy officials highlight labor shortages, other key challenges for submarine production and maintenance

By Nick Wilson / January 31, 2023 at 2:27 PM
The hiring and retention of a skilled industrial workforce is a top strategic challenge across both the public and private sectors in the delivery and fielding of submarines and surface ships, according to Navy officials who discussed efforts to fortify the industrial base. The commander of Naval Sea Systems Command said the Defense Department is investing nearly $2.5 billion in industrial modernization efforts as it seeks to fill labor gaps across public and private shipyards and expedite the fielding of...

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