Sullivan calls lack of FY-24 amphib plan 'unacceptable'

By Linda Hersey / May 2, 2023 at 7:55 PM
Navy leaders faced criticism Tuesday from lawmakers over why the service's fiscal year 2024 budget fails to fund 31 amphibious warships -- as required by law -- and why the 30-year shipbuilding plan does not offer a blueprint for rebuilding the fleet. “What's the answer to getting to 31 amphibs, which the Marine Corps desperately needs?” Senate Armed Services readiness and management support subcommittee Ranking Member Dan Sullivan (R-AK) asked Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti at a...

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