Navy shipbuilding plan calls for larger fleet but includes no funding details

By Aidan Quigley / June 18, 2021 at 11:05 AM
The Navy is calling for a battleforce fleet of 321 to 372 ships with an unmanned fleet of 77 to 140 vessels in its 30-year shipbuilding plan released Thursday evening. However, the plan does not include any funding details. The Biden administration's fiscal year 2022 budget request cut procurement funding and supports building just eight ships, a rate which will not grow the Navy from its current size of just under 300 ships. The Biden administration's plan comes in under...

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