Inside the Navy - November 5, 2018

Avenger-class ships, MH-53 helos require nuanced approach to retirement

By Justin Katz  
November 2, 2018 at 3:52 PM
The Navy is working with Congress to develop a strategy for retiring its legacy mine countermeasures platforms, a challenge requiring more nuance than what current congressional direction allows, according to a Marine Corps general overseeing that strategy. "It's more complex than saying: 'You can retire the legacy when the new stuff does this,'" Maj. Gen. David Coffman, expeditionary warfare requirements director, told reporters Oct. 31 at the Pentagon. The challenge, Coffman said, is that the service's legacy mine countermeasures capabilities...

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