Navy targets 75 mission-capable ships as readiness 'north star'

By Nick Wilson / January 10, 2023 at 7:28 PM
Working to improve surface force readiness, the Navy has set a goal of keeping 75 ships designated as "mission capable" or "full mission capable" -- a north star target that will underpin all future surface force efforts, according to service leaders. Speaking Tuesday at the Surface Navy Association’s National Symposium, Commander of Naval Surface Forces Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener said the 75-ship goal was determined through an evaluation of operational requirements and rigorous data analytics. During a media roundtable ahead...

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