Navy's 30-year plan presents three options; only one sees fleet reach 355-ship requirement

By Nick Wilson / April 18, 2023 at 2:30 PM
The Navy's 30-year shipbuilding plan again presents three alternative paths, each envisioning modest growth for the total fleet, with only one option exceeding a 355-ship Navy before fiscal year 2053. Lawmakers criticized the plan at today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Navy’s budget, saying its modest fleet increase will be insufficient in deterring the pacing threat, China. The plan was delivered to Congress Monday evening and shared with Inside Defense Tuesday. Alternative one, considered a “baseline” in...

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