Navy officials highlight the need for more dry docks to reduce submarine maintenance backlog

By Audrey Decker / November 18, 2021 at 2:47 PM
Navy officials want to “aggressively” engage industry to help fix the service’s dry dock shortage and optimize submarine maintenance. The service does not have enough dry docks to meet its maintenance needs, said Michael Breslin, executive director of the Navy’s attack submarine program office. “We have a backlog,” Breslin said today at the Naval Submarine League’s annual symposium. “I think everyone knows that. We have certain ships with idle times, but I’m not going to get into those numbers.” Breslin...

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