Navy sealift chief: Recap plans now focused on buying used ships, decoupling authorities

By Justin Katz / July 31, 2020 at 5:00 AM
(Editor's Note: This story has been corrected. A previous version misstated the type of vessels slated for retirement around 2030. They are the oldest prepositioned vessels. It also misreported congressional requirements. The Navy must deliver a new vessel by FY-26.) The Navy is changing course on how it will recapitalize the surge sealift fleet, now focusing on buying used vessels and pressing lawmakers to decouple procurement authorities from requirements for new ship construction. A shift in the 2018 strategy...

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