Navy's surge sealift report

By John Liang  
July 11, 2019 at 10:21 AM

The Navy has assessed four potential options to recapitalize the surge sealift fleet through 2048 and estimates the costs will range between $22 billion and $38 billion, according to the service's business case analysis viewed by Inside Defense in May.

The January report, which the Navy sent to Congress in February, was mandated by lawmakers in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. It lays out the costs for two parts of the service's three-pronged recapitalization strategy: acquiring used ships from the commercial market and building new vessels in U.S. shipyards. The strategy's third part, service life extensions, is "ongoing," according to the report.

Inside Defense now has a copy of the report. Read it and our original coverage of it.