Official: Navy weapons inventory needs to be examined by 2018

By Justin Doubleday / March 21, 2016 at 12:36 PM
The Navy is facing a weapons shortfall, initially sparked by a decision to maintain high-end capability project funding levels in the face of a declining defense budget and further exacerbated by the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to a service official and budget documents. Capt. Jamie Engdahl, program manager for precision strike weapons (PMA-201), said a decline in defense spending brought on by the Budget Control Act has forced the Navy to cut weapons...

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