Navy to redirect scheduled SSN maintenance from public to private sector

By Justin Katz / March 5, 2019 at 4:14 PM
Citing the years-long delays plaguing the attack submarine Boise (SSN-764), the Navy has opted to divert scheduled maintenance for two other subs from public shipyards to the private sector, according to documents viewed by Inside the Navy . Navy acquisition executive Hondo Geurts notified Congress earlier this year the service will contract out the "engineered overhauls" for the attack submarines Hartford (SSN-768) and Montpelier (SSN-765) in fiscal year 2020 and FY-21, respectively. "Real-time events and execution challenges associated with current...

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