Proposed Navy shipbuilding plan adds 23 ships in five years

By Lee Hudson / April 6, 2017 at 1:44 PM
The Navy recently sent Defense Secretary Jim Mattis an accelerated shipbuilding plan that would build an additional 23 ships, at a cost of $61.8 billion, over the future years defense plan beginning in fiscal year 2017, according to a white paper obtained by Inside Defense . The service's force-structure assessment that was released in December called for the Navy to grow its fleet to 355 ships. "Breaking from the historically budget-driven process, the Navy has completed an internal review that...

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